Prof Talal Yassine OAM
Acting Executive Director
Talal Yassine is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur and academic. In an executive capacity and for over two decades, Talal has straddled the worlds of business, finance and law.
Currently, Talal serves as Managing Director, Non-Executive Director, Media Diversity Australia and as a Member of the Western Sydney University Foundation Council Board. Talal also serves as Chairman of First Quay Capital and LandCorp Australia.
Previously, Talal has served on the Board of Australia Post, Sydney Ports, Macquarie University and the Western Sydney Area Health Service and is the Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Council of Australia Arab Relations.
Talal spent 10 years at PwC as a director and strategist and at investment firm Babcock & Brown in the Corporate Finance Group and later in the Technical Real Estate Division. Later Talal held leadership positions in Better Place Australia, Platinum Hearing and Star Transport Australia.
Talal holds a Master of Laws and a Master of Business Administration focused on international business strategy. In November 2012, Talal was appointed Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow within the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. In 2014 was appointed Adjunct Professor at the School of Business, Western Sydney University.
On Australia Day 2010, Talal was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for serving business and the community through various education, health and multicultural organisations.