Jeff Kennett

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Jeff Kennett

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

Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of EQT Holdings Limited and a Director of Seven West Media Ltd.

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

Mr Kennett was the founder of beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative and was Chairman from 2000-2017.

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

Mr Kennett is associated with many other community organisations.


“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 well-being.”
Count Financial

“Jeff was totally engaging and very inspiring. We have had a lot of feedback from our clients saying how great he was.”
MacDonald Johnston

“Great storyteller. Had everyone engaged as soon he started presenting. Was the perfect way to start our event.”
Acquire Learning