Baillieu Myer AC is a well known businessman, philanthropist, agriculturalist, family man and patron of the arts. The son of Sidney Myer, the founder of the Myer Emporium, and Dame Merlyn Myer, Bails has had a long career in retail and commerce through the Myer Emporium, Coles Myer and a range of other companies.
From mustering cattle to tackling ski runs with ingenuity, to gathering people from all walks of life together for laughter and merriment, Bails’ life is one of community, family, purposefulness and fun.
Bails is a leader in philanthropic endeavour through his involvement with the Sidney Myer Fund, the Myer Foundation and the Yulgilbar Foundation as well as active involvement with community enterprises like The Salvation Army and the Rural Education Program.
About the author:
Rod Myer is a journalist and writer born in Melbourne. He has written for major newspapers in his home town, including The Age, The Herald and The Herald Sun. He is the author of memoirs of the prominent business figures Richard Pratt and Victor Smorgon.