Our Patron

CEP patron Baillieu Myer

CEP patron Baillieu Myer

Baillieu Myer’s passion for the well-being of young people in rural and remote Australia is immediately obvious. Not only does Mr. Myer have a first-hand experience of the reality of learning in extremely remote bush locations, he also has a clear understanding of the need to improve the profile, through national advocacy, of these education communities.

Baillieu Myer studied at both Melbourne and Cambridge Universities.

He has held a number of positions throughout his life including:

  • Director of the Myer Emporium
  • Deputy Director of Coles Myer
  • Trustee of the Sidney Myer Fund
  • Director of the Myer Foundation
  • Board member of CSIRO
  • Emeritus Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria
  • Patron of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University of Melbourne.

In 2007, Mr. Myer agreed to be the first patron of Country Education Project.