Emeritus Professor Dianne Yerbury AO


Emeritus Professor Dianne Yerbury has had a long and distinguished career in corporate Australia as well as an academic at some of Australia’s leading universities.

Amongst her many appointments (corporate, honorary and public) she was the GM/CEO of the Australia Council (1984 – 2006), Vice-Chancellor & President of Macquarie University, Sydney (1987 to 2006).

She was also the Foundation Professor of Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW).

Her many directorships amongst others, include GIO (1983 – 1988), Australia Post (1998 – 2002), Citibank Australia (1998 – 2002), University Co-operative Bookshops (2000 to date), Beta Investments (2000 to date); CEDA (2003 – 2008) and IBT Education now known as Navitas (2006 – 2008).

In addition to two Honorary Doctorates, Dianne was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 2000 and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2002.