May 2016 Luncheon

Guest Speaker:      The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC – founding Chairman of beyondblue

Topic:          The Challenges of Leadership

Date:                    Thursday 5 May 2016
Venue:                 The Kelvin Club 14–30 Melbourne Place
(East-side of Russell Street between Little Collins & Bourke)
Time:                    12:30 pm for 12:40 pm
RSVP:                    COB Tuesday 3 May 2016

The Honourable Jeff Kennett AC is the founding Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and has been Chairman since 2000. He is also 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 Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd and Chairman of LEDified Lighting Corporation Pty Ltd

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

Mr Kennett was a Member of the Singapore Tourism Advisory Board from 2000-2006; President of the Hawthorn Football Club between 2005 and 2011 and Chairman of Australian Seniors Finance Ltd from 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 an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) by Deakin University in 2014.