Rupert Myer was appointed Chair of the Australia Council in July 2012.
Mr Myer 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. Mr Myer was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2005 in recognition of his service to the arts and for his support of museums, galleries, and the community through a range of philanthropic and service organisations. In June 2015, Mr Myer has been honoured in the Queens Birthday honours list with an Officer of the Order of Australia medal (AO).
Mr Myer serves as a non-executive Chairman and Director of a number of public, private, community and government entities. His background includes serving in roles in the retail and property sector, investment, family office and wealth management services and community sector.
Mr Myer is a Director of: AMCIL Limited, Healthscope Limited and eCargo Holdings Ltd. He is a board member of The Myer Foundation, Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, Creative Partnerships Australia, The Yulgilbar Foundation, and the Australian International Cultural Foundation. He is also Chairman of The Aranday Foundation and a member of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics Advisory Board.