The Hon John Brumby was the former Premier of Victoria (2007 – 2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and 7 years as Federal MHR for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government.
In Government, Mr Brumby was a champion of closer links between Asia and Victoria, particularly in the fields of IT, medical research and agriculture.
Since retiring from politics eight years ago, Mr Brumby has accepted a number of appointments in both the business and not-for-profit sectors, including:
• Chairman of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Superannuation Fund; • Independent Director of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Limited; • Chairman of BioCurate Pty Ltd; • Chairperson of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust; • National President and Chairman of the Australia China Business Council; • Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation; and • Chairman of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.
Mr Brumby is a regular visitor to China through his roles as Chairman of the Australia China Business Council, a Director of Huawei and Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Mr Brumby is also an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne and in October 2015 released his book titled ‘The Long Haul – Lessons from Public Life’.