The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of John Wylie AM as the new President of the Library Borad of Victoria.


Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu welcomed the appointment of Mr Wylie, a Rhodes Scholar, to the role. Previously, My Wylie has held senior roles in the investment banking and global corporate advisory fields, such as holding the role of CEO of Lazard Australia.


"John's outstanding career history, which has seen him advise global companies and governments for more than 25 years, will stand him in good stead to lead the library as it continues its commitment to being a library of the 21st century," Mr Baillieu said.


Mr Wylie holds degrees of Bachelor of Commerce with first class honours from Queensland University, and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University. He is currently a Trustee of the Global Rhodes Trust and Chairman of Rhodes Scholarships in Australia Pty Ltd.


He has held a number of corporate and honorary directorships and was appointed Chairman of the MCG Trust in 1999, a position he still holds. In that capacity he oversaw the redevelopment of the ground from 2001 to 2006 for Melbourne's 2006 Commonwealth Games.


"I am honoured to be asked to serve as President of this iconic Victorian cultural institution, and look forward to working with CEO Sue Roberts and the Board as the Library adapts to the new online environment," Mr Wylie said.


Mr Wylie has been appointed for three years and will work closely with new CEO of the State Library, Sue Roberts, who took up her role in April.