Peter Yates AM

Peter views shared value through the lens of a chairman, board director, and senior executive of a number of leading corporate and community organisations.

Peter is the Chair of the Shared Value Project as well as Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd, a Director of AIA Australia Limited and 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 and Deputy Chairman of Asialink.

Peter is a Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australia-Japan Foundation, the Centre for Independent Studies, the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

From 2004-2007 Peter was Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners and held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited from 2001-2004. Until 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking industry including 15 years with Macquarie Bank. He holds a Doctorate of the University from Murdoch University, a Masters degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Commerce degree from Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, having studied at Keio University in Tokyo.

Peter has been a director of Publishing and Broadcasting, Crown Ltd, Foxtel Ltd, The Nine Network, Ninemsn, ticketek, Veda Ltd, Oceania Capital Partners Ltd, the National Portrait Gallery and The Melbourne International Arts Festival.

In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to education, to the financial services industry and to a range of arts, science and charitable organisations.

Peter sits on the global Shared Value Initiative Leadership Council.