Yvonne von Hartel AM

Yvonne von Hartel AM

Founding Principal, peckvonhartel
Trustee, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Chair of the Capital Works Committee
Non Executive Director, University of Wollongong, SMART Infrastructure Advisory Council
Chair, TAFE Reform Panel
Chair, Southbank Arts Precinct Working Group

Current Positions

Founding Principal, peckvonhartel
Trustee, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Chair of the Capital Works Committee
Non Executive Director, University of Wollongong, SMART Infrastructure Advisory Council
Chair, TAFE Reform Panel
Chair, Southbank Arts Precinct Working Group


Previous Positions

Non Executive Director, ConnectEast Group
Chair, Sustainability in Building Standards Coordination Group of Standards Australia

Areas of Expertise

Business Property, Women in Business
Government Education, Employment and Training, Infrastructure and Transport
Not for Profit Art and Culture, Education, Employment and Training

Biography

Yvonne von Hartel AM is a Founding Principal of the award-winning national architectural and urban design practice, peckvonhartel. Yvonne has practiced as an architect for over 45 years, working on Australia's largest and most significant infrastructure projects.

Yvonne is currently Chair of the Victorian Skills Commission and has been recently appointed Chair of the Southbank Arts Precinct Working Group. Yvonne is a Director of the University of Wollongong, SMART Infrastructure Advisory Council and is the Independent Specialist Advisor – Design for the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct. Since 2001, Yvonne has been a Trustee of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and chair of the Capital Works Committee.

Until the recent sale of the ConnectEast Group to CP2, Yvonne was a Director (from 2003-2011) of the publicly listed company ConnectEast, the concessionaire of the 40km tollway, Eastlink.

She has served as Chair of the Sustainability in Buildings Standards Coordination Group of Standards Australia, as inaugural chair of the Victorian Design Advisory Council, and as a Director of the national Tourism and Transport Forum.

During her career, Yvonne has taught both full time and part time at the School of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. In 2007, Yvonne was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for ‘services to architecture, design and building through involvement with a range of professional organisations, to the promotion of women in business, and to the community’.

Yvonne graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in Architecture and is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (LFAIA). She has completed the Executive Management Program at the Melbourne Business School.

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