John Yu was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013. He is a paediatrician and was formerly Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital in Camperdown and later Westmead. He was Chancellor of the University of NSW from January 2000 till July 2005.
He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of the RACP and RACMA.
He was award Honorary Doctorates from University of Sydney, the University of NSW and University of Western Sydney. He is Chair of VisAsia at the Art Gallery of NSW where he was previously Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Australian Cancer Research Foundation and the Advisory Boards of the Faculties of Medicine of the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. He was formerly Chair of the George Institute for Global Health, of the Australia China Council of DFAT, and Foundation Chair of the Advisory Board of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. He has served on the boards of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery, National Board of Musica Viva, Australian Paediatric Association and the Royal Australiasian College of Physicians. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1989, a Companion of the Order in 2001, received the Centenary Medal and was named 1996 Australian of the Year.