Dianne Yerbury

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Professor Emerita Dianne Yerbury AO (born 25 March 1941) is an Australian academic and university administrator. She was the Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia from 1987 to 2005.

She was Australia's first female Vice-Chancellor, and was also the longest serving Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University. In 1987 she was also made Professor Emerita at the University of New South Wales.

She was named the 2002 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year.[1] From 2003-04 she was vice-president, and from 2004-05 president, of the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee.[2]

In 2006, it was announced that Professor Yerbury would remain at Macquarie University in the role of Arts and Culture Ambassador and also as International Ambassador for the University. Following a long-running dispute with her successor Steven Schwartz over expenses, occupation of the vice-chancellorial residence and ownership of several million dollars' worth of art works, Yerbury left Macquarie University in February 2007.[1]


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