Mr Allan Myers

Mr Allan J Myers AC, KC


BA LLB(Hons) Melb BCL Oxon HonDUniv ACU HonLLD Melb

Governor since 2004

Allan Myers is one of His Majesty’s Counsel (King’s Counsel) in all States and Territories of Australia and a barrister in England and Papua New Guinea. For 40 years, he has practised continuously as a barrister, principally in Victoria, although his professional work has led to appearances in all jurisdictions within Australia, Papua New Guinea and England. His practice has been predominantly in aspects of commercial law. He has frequently advised in relation to transactions under the laws of other countries.

Over many years Allan has provided support to professional and charitable entities by membership and chairmanship of committees and Foundations at the Victorian Bar, University Of Melbourne, Oxford University, Monivae College, and Florey Neurosciences Institute. 

He was President of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria from 2003 until 2012 and Chair of the National Gallery of Australia Council and the Museums and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory from 2012 until 2018. He was the founding Chair of the Grattan Institute from 2008 until 2015.

Allan was Chancellor of the University of Melbourne from 2017 to 2022. In January 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal and, in June 2016, was made a Commander of the Order of Australia.