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The Hon. Jeffrey G. Kennett AC Hon. D.Bus (Ballarat), Hon. LL.D (Deakin)

  • Chairman - October 2017
  • Independent Non-Executive Director – September 2008
  • Member of the Remuneration, Human Resources & Nominations Committee - September 2008 to December 2017
  • Chair of the Equity Trustees Limited Compliance Committee - October 2016 to October 2017

Jeff was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years.

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

He is currently Chairman of Open Windows Australia Proprietary Limited, Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd and Director of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd.

Jeff is a Director of EQT Holdings Limited and a Director of Seven West Media Ltd.

Jeff is the Chairman of The Torch, a program assisting incarcerated Indigenous men and women and post their release.

He was the founder of beyondblue: the national depression, anxiety and suicide initiative and was Chairman from 2000-2017.

Jeff is Patron of The Royal District Nursing Service and Sovereign Hill Ballarat and associated with many other community organisations.

Member of the Singapore Tourism Advisory Board 2000-2006. President of the Hawthorn Football Club 2005-2011 and from 2017.

In 2005, he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia. Jeff was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business (honoris causa) by Ballarat University in 2000 and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) by Deakin University in 2014.