Ted Baillieu is a former Premier of Victoria, entering Parliament in 1999 as Member for Hawthorn. He was elected Leader of the Liberal Party in 2006, becoming Victoria’s 46th Premier and Minister for Arts from 2010 to 2013, and retired from Parliament in 2014.
As a former architect and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, Ted uses his knowledge and experience to explore Victoria’s challenges and build a better future for all Victorians.
He pursues a significant International Engagement Strategy to provide increased opportunities for Victorian business to grow the economy. He is the recipient of the Aust. India Business Council’s 2013 Ashoka Medal, the 2014 Asian Leadership Special Public Service Award, and is Melbourne University’s Honorary Enterprise Professor associated with the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
Ted is currently Co-Chair of the Victorian Government’s Cladding Task Force, and has been Chairing the Victorian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Committee – coordinating Victoria’s commemorations. Ted is passionate about connecting as many Victorians as possible with our Original ANZACs.
In 2017, Ted joined the Committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club, and was appointed Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University.
Ted is Patron of a number of groups including Multicultural Arts Victoria, Public Record Office of Victoria, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Queenscliffe Historical Museum and Cancer Council Victoria: Relay for Life Hawthorn. He is also Chieftain of the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association.
Well known for his love of swimming, Ted tries to find time for a few laps or a swim in the ocean. Ted and his wife Robyn have three children.