Former Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu was born on 31 July 1953 in Melbourne. He studied architecture at Melbourne University and throughout his public life has retained a keen interest in planning.
Before entering Parliament, Ted was a Director of Knight Frank for 20 years; a Trustee of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Trust; a Board Member of Tourism Victoria, and a Partner with Mayne & Baillieu Architects.
“When you sing through a storm, hold your head
up high and don’t be afraid of a ‘bark’.”
He has also served as a Board Member of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
In 1999 Ted became the Member for Hawthorn, a position he held until just recently.
On entering Parliament he held a number of shadow ministries including Tertiary Education and Training, Gaming, Planning and the Arts.
Ted was elected Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party on 8 May 2006. Following the Victorian State Election on Saturday 27 November 2010, he served as Victoria’s 46th Premier and Minister for Arts from 2 December 2010 to 6 March 2013.
Ted is passionate about improving the lives of Victorians and has a clear plan to encourage a growing competitive economy, make our services work, provide a government Victorians can trust, foster strong families and vibrant communities, secure our water supplies and create a healthy environment.
“When life seems jolly rotten… there’s something you’ve forgotten… and that’s to smile and laugh and dance and sing. Just give it a try – it works!” Ted Baillieu
As a former architect, Ted uses his knowledge and experience to meet Victoria’s planning challenges and build a better future for Victorian families.
Ted has also actively pursued a very significant International Engagement Strategy to provide increased opportunities for Victorian business to grow our economy.
Ted is Chair of the Victorian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Committee – coordinating Victoria’s commemorations – and is passionate about connecting as many Victorians as possible with their family’s involvement in the war.
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.