The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

Visionary leader and former Premier of Victoria

The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC 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 and 1991-1992 and 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. He is also the Chairman of The Torch, a program assisting incarcerated Indigenous men and women and post their release AND is associated with many other community organisations.
Mr Kennett was the founder of beyondblue: the national depression, anxiety and suicide initiative and was Chairman from 2000-2017. He was also Chairman of Equity Trustees from October 2017 to October 2020 and a Director from 2008 to October 2020.
In 2005 he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to the Victorian Parliament and the introduction of initiatives for economic and social benefit, to business and commerce, and to the community in the development of the arts, sport and mental health awareness strategies. Mr Kennett is also President of the Hawthorn Football Club.

All Sessions by The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Session 11: Official welcome to the MCEC and Tax Summit 2021


A visionary message from a visionary leader, we officially welcome you to The Tax Summit.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Session 17: Q&A panel – how does reform help us recover?


Since the pandemic, the tax profession has been contending with a variety of issues both personally and professionally. This interactive Q&A session will explore our future regarding how we rebuild and recover.

We will address issues including tax reform, the current economy and the forecast for the next 12 months. We will also reflect on how we can innovate, rebuild and support each other, and our clients in dealing with the challenges that lie ahead.