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Rupert Myer


Rupert Myer is the chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. He serves as a member of the Felton Bequests’ Committee and as a board member of Jawun – Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, Creative Partnerships Australia, The Myer Foundation, The Australian International Cultural Foundation and The University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Advisory Board.

He is an emeritus trustee of The National Gallery of Victoria. Rupert is deputy chairman of Myer Holdings Ltd and is a director of AMCIL Ltd.

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 in the arts include serving as chairman of the National Gallery of Australia, Opera Australia Capital Fund, Kaldor Public Art Projects and National Gallery of Victoria Foundation. He has been a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria, a board Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, a member of the advisory board, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a member of the National Council & Melbourne Committee and The Australian Opera (now Opera Australia), and as a council member of the Australian Association of Philanthropy (now Philanthropy Australia).

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