Professor Rufus Black

Professor Rufus Black

Plenary 6:
The Growing Divide – How do we progress without fracturing? (2:20pm, Wednesday November 15th)

Master of Ormond College; Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University

Rufus Black, Master of Ormond College and Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University, is an educator, management consultant and board director with 25 years’ experience working across the public, private and social sectors. Rufus is also a leading secular theologian reflecting on and examining the trends transforming industry, answering ethical dilemmas confronting society and helping to build pathways to the future. Recently, he has been launching the Wade Institute to accelerate entrepreneurial education in Australia.

His private sector experience includes 9 years at McKinsey & Company where he was a partner serving clients in Australia and Asia. He continues his commercial interests as a Director of the law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Dr Black’s public policy work has included working with Hospital and Healthcare Reform Commissions in 2009, leading the Accountability and Governance Review of the Department of Defence (The Black Review) in 2010. He has been the Strategic Advisor to the Secretary for Education in Victoria since 2012.

His social sector experience includes Chairing the Board of Teach for Australia and being a Director of the New York based Teach for All.

He holds degrees in law and politics from the University of Melbourne and degrees in moral theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Twitter: @_RufusBlack