The Hon Jeff Kennett has previously served as President of the Hawthorn Football Club from 2005-2011.

Mr Kennett was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas.

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

He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years.

Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of Open Windows Software Pty Ltd, and CT Management Group Pty Ltd.  Mr Kennett is a Director of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd. and a member of the National Co-Design Group.

Mr Kennett is 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, anxiety and suicide initiative and was Chairman from 2000-2017.  He was a Director and Chairman of Equity Trustees from October 2008 to October 2020 and a Director of Seven West Media Ltd.

Mr Kennett is associated with many other community organisations.

Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2005.