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Sovereign Hill

Jeremy Johnson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Hill, the Outdoor Heritage Museum at Ballarat, since December 2002.  Prior to taking up a senior management appointment at Sovereign Hill in 1995, he held various senior and CEO positions within local government in Victoria.

In 1971, Jeremy completed his HSC at Parade College, Melbourne, then qualified as a Municipal Clerk in 1977 and graduated from RMIT in 1982 with a Diploma of Business Studies.  In 1989 he was awarded the Andrew Walls Overseas Travelling Scholarship for Local Government study in USA.  He is a qualified Company Secretary, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  In 1990 he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace.

He is a member and Honorary Treasurer of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors, Immediate Past President of the Board and the Executive Council of the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council, and has been Chair of Central Highlands Water Board since 2010.

In 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ballarat for distinguished eminent business and community service.

Jeremy’s interests include community service where he is actively involved in local sporting and charitable organisations.  He is the Hon. Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President of the Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee and past Chairman of Loreto College Ballarat School Council.

His recreational interests include golf, Royal Tennis, jogging and gardening.

Jeremy and his wife Anne reside in Ballarat.  They have four daughters aged between 26 and 34 years, four granddaughters and two grandsons.

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