Rupert Myer was appointed Chair
of the Australia Council for the Arts in 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
2005 in recognition of his service to the arts and for his support of museums,
galleries, and the community and he was honoured in the 2015 Queen’s
Birthday honours list with an Officer of the Order of Australia medal.
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 and a board member of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships and
The Yulgilbar Foundation. He is also Chairman of The Aranday Foundation
and a member of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics
has a long and distinguished connection with arts and culture, and is in the
unique position of being the only person to have been Chair of both the
National Gallery of Australia and the Australia Council. He is also a former
Chair of the Opera Australia Capital Fund, Kaldor Public Art Projects and the
Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry, and past Board Member of Museum of
Contemporary Art Australia and National Gallery of Victoria.