John Yu AC
John is a paediatrician and former Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He has held the positions of Chancellor of the University of NSW, Chair of the Australia China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Chancellor of University of Western Sydney.
John’s arts and museum involvement include being Deputy President of the Art Gallery of NSW, Life Governor of the Art Gallery of NSW, Chair of VisAsia, Trustee of the Powerhouse Museum, Life Fellow of the Powerhouse Museum, Honorary Associate of the Powerhouse Museum in Textiles, Ceramics and Australian Colonial Furniture, member of Penrith Regional Gallery, Board member of Musica Viva and member of the Community Arts and Culture Committee of Mosman Council.
John has published in Medicine, Health Governance, Decorative Arts and Asian Art. He is a National Living Treasure of the National Trust, and was named Australian of the Year in 1996.