Dr Peter Yates

Chair, Royal Institution of Australia


Biography

Peter is Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments and a Director of AIA Australia. He is Chairman of the Royal Institution of Australia, the Australian Science Media Centre, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Shared Value Project, Deputy Chairman of Asialink, Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the NHMRC Centre for Personalised Immunology at ANU.

In 2004 Peter co-founded and served until 2007 as CEO of Oceania Capital Partners, one of Australia’s largest listed PE funds. From 2001 he was Managing Director of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited where he was responsible for repositioning PBL from traditional media into a new media and gaming enterprise. Until 2001 he was Executive Director at Macquarie Bank. He holds a Doctorate from Murdoch University, a Masters from Stanford University and a Commerce degree from Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, having studied at Keio University.

Peter has also been a director of Crown, Foxtel, The Nine Network, Ninemsn, ticketek, Veda, the National Portrait Gallery, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Centre for Independent Studies, MOKO.mobi and the Australia-Japan Foundation.