Jeff Kennett

For those of a conservative bent and of a certain age -- say, over 40 -- Jeff Kennett is a sort of Dark Prince of Australian neoliberalism. As Liberal premier of Victoria in the '90s he trumpeted a damn-the-torpedoes approach to debt management and social policy that -- mostly for good reasons -- we’ve not seen the like of since.

For some under 40, Kennett is the high-profile voice of Beyondblue, which does good work raising awareness about the terrors of the mind that is the Black Dog. For others, he is the noisy president of the Hawthorn AFL Football Club.