Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne
Originally from Monaco, Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie had her own practice as a lawyer in Monaco until she married John Wylie and moved to Australia in September 1996. They have four sons currently aged 23, 21, 18 and 17.
Since in Australia, Myriam has been involved in various activities on a voluntarily basis; she was the Olympic Attachée to the Olympic Committee of Monaco for the Games of Sydney, member of the fund-raising committee of the Eye Research Foundation of Melbourne, and was for five years the President of the Parents’ Association of the French school in Melbourne, before becoming its Honorary President. With her husband John, she also established The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation. She is currently on the advisory board of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Since 2011, Myriam serves as Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne. In that capacity, she created two associations to support French citizens in Melbourne, Melbourne Accueil and French Assist Melbourne, and in 2014 created the Bastille Day French Festival which organises an increasingly popular, community-based annual festival around the French National Day.
Myriam‘s involvement in both the French education and the French community was recognized by the French Republic on a number of occasions. She was successively appointed Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms [“Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”], and Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour [“Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”]. She also received the Medal of Honour of the French Senate. Myriam had studied Business Law at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and completed a Master’s in Business Administration at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA in 1986.