The Honourable Ted Baillieu

Ted Baillieu Sing for Good AmbassadorFormer 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’.”
Ted Baillieu

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.

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