Hon Jeff Kennett AC
The Hon Jeff Kennett AC is the founding Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and has been Chairman since 2000.
He is Chairman of The Torch, a program assisting incarcerated Indigenous men and women.
Mr Kennett was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, and was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999.
Prior to that he was Leader of the Opposition 1982-1989; 1991-1992.
Mr Kennett is a Director of Equity Trustees Limited and a Director of Seven West Media Ltd.
He is currently Chairman of Open Windows Australia Proprietary Limited, Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd, Chairman of LEDified Lighting Corporation Pty Ltd and Chairman of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd.
Mr Kennett 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.
Chairman of Australian Seniors Finance Ltd 2004-2007.
In 2005 Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.
Mr Kennett 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.
Client Comments for Jeff Kennett
Jeff Kennett travels from Victoria Australia
- Excellent presentation delivered with passion…
Awesome man, awesome presentation. 10 out of 10. A real professional…
A most inspiring and informative session. Excellent presentation…
2005 National public sector Speaker evaluations
- Thank you from the team at CRT for joining us at the recent National Conference in Perth. Your presentation inspired much debate and interest amongst our delegates. Our delegates gave you very high marks in our post-Conference survey and we very much appreciate your contribution to the success of our Conference.
Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd
- A wonderful and engaging speaker, Mr Kennett speaks with passion and warmth. Excellent.
ProVision Eyecare Pty Ltd
- Jeff was superb. He was challenging and relevant to our audience. He prepared well for the talk and was charming and generous. He arrived whilst our Global Chairman was giving the opening address and listened, asked questions and made notes. He wove nuggets of information from the previous speaker's talk to enhance the talk.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Jeff is very easy going and pleasant to work with. He crafted his speech based on our brief and met our expectations. The audience loved both his political commentary and thoughts on wellbeing.
- Jeffrey was totally engaging and very inspiring. We have had a lot of feedback from our clients saying how great he was.
- Jeff was terrific. He spoke well and was very gracious with his time after the session.
Vero Insurance Ltd
- Great storyteller. Had everyone engaged as soon he started presenting. Was the perfect way to start our event.