Hon John Brumby AO
National President - Australia China Business Council
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.
During his time as Treasurer and then Premier, Mr Brumby forged closer links with China and Hong Kong, releasing Victoria’s first ever China Strategy, visiting China on numerous occasions, opening new trade and investment offices in Nanjing and Shanghai and officially welcoming then Vice President Xi Jinping to Melbourne in 2010.
Since retiring from politics, Mr Brumby has accepted a number of appointments in both the business and not-for-profit sectors, including:
Mr Brumby is also an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne and has been appointed Chancellor of La Trobe University from 29 March 2019. He is widely published on a range of issues including Federation, tax reform and China and in October 2015 released his book titled ‘The Long Haul – Lessons from Public Life’.