Edward Norman Baillieu was born on 31st July 1953 in Melbourne. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School and The University of Melbourne, he registered as an architect in 1979. In September 1999, Baillieu successfully ran for the seat of Hawthorn, and held this seat until his resignation from Parliament in November 2014.
Baillieu held a variety of positions whilst in Opposition; Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education and Training, Gaming, Planning, Arts and Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition.
At the December 2010 elections, the Liberal Nationals Coalition, led by Ted Baillieu, defeated Labor and Baillieu became the 46th Premier. Throughout his term as Premier Baillieu also served as Minister for the Arts.