Linfox has today announced the appointments of Peter Yates AM and Dennis Richardson AO as Non-Executive Directors to the Linfox Australia Pty Ltd Board.
Peter is one of Australia’s leading business figures. He has been CEO of one of the country’s largest media organisations, Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank and Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners.
Peter is Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd and a Director of AIA Australia Limited. He is also Chairman of the Boards of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, the Australian Science Media Centre, The Royal Institution of Australia and the Shared Value Project.
In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to education, the financial services industry and a range of arts, science and charitable organisations.
Dennis is a leading figure on foreign policy and national security with a career spanning more than 48 years in the public service. He brings strong experience in government relations and policy development.
Following almost three years as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dennis commenced as Secretary of the Department of Defence in 2012, a position he held until his retirement in 2017. He was Ambassador of Australia to the United States from 2005 to 2010. From October 1996 until his appointment to Washington, DC, Dennis served as Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Prior to this, he was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs from 1993 to 1996.
He is also a member of the US Studies Centre’s Board of Directors.
Linfox Executive Chairman Peter Fox said: “I am delighted to welcome these two prominent Australian experts to Linfox and I look forward to their contributions in these important roles.”
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