The Hon Jeffrey G Kennett AC is an accomplished business and community leader. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years as Premier of Victoria from 1992 to 1999 and Leader of the Opposition 1982-1989 and 1991-1992. Mr Kennett is also Chairman of The Torch, a program helping indigenous men and women while incarcerated and post their release. He was the founder of beyondblue, the national depression, anxiety and suicide initiative, and chairman from 2000 to 2017. Mr Kennett is Patron of The Royal District Nursing Service and Sovereign Hill Ballarat, and is associated with many other community organisations. Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2005.