Rupert Myer Chair, Australia Council
Rupert has extensive experience as a director of public and private companies and cultural institutions.
Rupert currently serves as a director of the Myer Holdings Ltd, AMCIL Ltd and The Myer Family Company Ltd. He serves as a member of the Felton Bequests’ Committee, as a board member of Jawun – Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, The Myer Foundation, the Australian International Cultural Foundation, The Yulgilbar Foundation, the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Advisory Board and as Chairman of The Aranday Foundation.
Rupert holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He chaired the Australian Government’s Inquiry into the Contemporary Visual Arts and Crafts Sector which completed its report in 2002. Rupert became a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2005 for service to the arts, for support of museums, galleries, and the community through a range of philanthropic and service organisations.
His previous roles include Chairman - National Gallery of Australia, Chairman - The Opera Australia Capital Fund, Chairman - Kaldor Public Arts Projects. Trustee - National Gallery of Victoria, Board Member - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Member of the Advisory Board – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Member, National Council & Melbourne Committee – The Australian Opera (now Opera Australia), Council Member – Australian Association of Philanthropy (now Philanthropy Australia) and Chairman - International Social Services.