Hon. Jeff Kennett

Visionary Leader & Former Premier of Victoria


The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas.

He was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999 and Leader of the Opposition 1982-1989 and 1991-1992.

He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years.’

Current Work:

Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of Open Windows Software Pty Ltd and CT Management Group Pty Ltd. Mr Kennett is a Director of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd and a member of the National Co-Design Group.

Mr Kennett is also the Chairman of The Torch, a program assisting incarcerated Indigenous men and women and post their release AND is associated with many other community organisations.

Mr Kennett was the founder of beyondblue: the national depression, anxiety and suicide initiative and was Chairman from 2000-2017. He was also Chairman of Equity Trustees from October 2017 to October 2020 and a Director from 2008 to October 2020.

Mr Kennett is also President of the Hawthorn Football Club, having previously served as President from 2005-2011.

Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2005.