Sidney Baillieu Myer AC

Sidney Baillieu Myer

The son of Sidney Myer, Sidney Baillieu Myer AC was born in 1926. He is the Co-Founder and Past President of The Myer Foundation. He was a Trustee of the Sidney Myer Fund from 1958 to 2001 and Chairman from 1992 to 2001. Mr Myer's past positions include Chairman, The Myer Emporium Ltd, President of the Howard Florey Institute and Executive Member of the CSIRO.

Presently Mr Myer is a Patron of FRRR. He is one of our original Founders, sharing the vision for the creation of the organisation with The Honourable John Anderson.

Current interests

Mr Myer's career has spanned the fields of business, medical research, aged care, Australia-Asian relations, the arts, crafts, conservation, education and rural communities. Some further commitments and appointments, past and present, include:

  • Patron of Asialink
  • Patron Australian Tapestry Workshop
  • First Patron for the Community Foundation of Central Victoria
  • Trustee Emeritus, National Gallery of Victoria
  • Founder, the Baillieu Myer Country Education Scholarships
  • The Sarah and Baillieu Myer Discovery Centre at Immigration Museum
  • Founder of the Sidney Myer Chair in Rural Education and Communities, Adelaide
  • Founding Member of Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Director of the Howard Florey Institute,1971-2002, and President, 1988-1992
  • Chairman, The Myer Emporium Ltd, 1978-1986
  • Executive Member, CSIRO, 1981-1985

Mr Myer’s numerous business activities include a Santa Gertrudis cattle stud, a Quarterhorse stud at Yulgilbar in Northern New South Wales, and wine making at Elgee Park on the Mornington Peninsula.

He was awarded an AC in 1990 and was made an Honorary Doctor of Law at the University of Melbourne in 1993.


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