The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has named Dr Peter Yates as a new Fellow.
The ATSE’s Fellows include some of the most influential names in technological sciences and engineering.
Dr Yates is currently the chairman of the Business and Economics Board within this Faculty. He is one of Australia’s leading business figures – having been CEO of one of the country’s largest media organisations and Executive Director of a major investment bank.
Dr Yates has a passion for science and technology and his efforts in promoting their public dissemination in Australia through the Royal Institution of Australia and the Australian Science Media Centre (both of which he chairs and co-founded). He raised multi-million dollar sums of money for both these organisations to enable them to pursue their goals. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Myer Family Investments and a Director of AIA Australia Limited.
He was one of 25 new Fellows elected for 2017.