Author(s): Jeff G. Kennett
Jeff Kennett has, in his own words, led a privileged and varied life. From military service to running his own business; former Premier of Victoria to former President of Hawthorn Football Club; founding and current Chairman of the national depression initiative beyondblue. Through this success he has been guided by simple values, good governance and the quality of the team around him.
Jeff Kennett AC is the founding Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and has been Chairman since 2000. 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. In 2005 Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.