Professor Rufus Black
Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania
Professor Black is Master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University. He holds degrees in law and politics from University of Melbourne, and degrees in moral theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a Principal Fellow in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics and Principal Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He is co-founder of the Wade Institute for Entrepreneurship and a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.
His private sector experience includes nine years as a partner at McKinsey & Company and he is a director for national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is President of the Museums Board of Victoria. Professor Black has undertaken significant public policy commissions, including the Accountability and Governance Review at the Department of Defence in 2010 and the Prime Minister’s Independent Review into the Australian Intelligence Community in 2011 and he currently serves on the Board of Innovation Science Australia.