Making / a difference
The leadership team.
As one of Australia’s leading business figures, Peter Yates brings a wealth of experience to the Linfox Australia Pty Ltd Board.
Peter is Deputy Chair of AIA Australia Limited, Chair of Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited, and a Director of Mutual Trust Pty Ltd.
He is also 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 and the NHMRC Centre for Personalised Immunology at ANU and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW.
From 2004 to 2007, Peter was Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners and held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited from 2001 to 2004. Prior to 2001, he worked in the investment banking industry, engaged with Macquarie Bank for 15 years.
He holds a Doctorate of the University from Murdoch University, a Master’s Degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, having studied at Keio University in Tokyo.
Until 30 June 2019, Peter was Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Ltd. He has been a Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Asialink, Publishing and Broadcasting, Crown Ltd, Foxtel Ltd, The Nine Network, Ninemsn, Ticketek, Veda Ltd, Oceania Capital Partners Ltd, the National Portrait Gallery, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Centre for Independent Studies, MOKO.mobi, and the Australia-Japan Foundation.
In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to education, the financial services industry and a range of arts, science and charitable organisations. In 2017, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). He was also awarded the Australian Academy of Science Medal for 2019.