Dr. Rufus Black

Dr. Rufus Black is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania. He is also President of Museums Victoria. 

Previously he held roles as Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne where he was also an Enterprise Professor in Department of Management and Marketing and a Principal Fellow in Philosophy. He was also Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University and a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Innovation Science Australia, and the law firm Corrs Chambers and Westgarth.

Until 2017 he was the Founding Chair of the Board of Teach for Australia and he is Director Emeritus of Teach for All and has been involved in a range of governance roles in educational organisations and he worked for 3 years as the Strategic Advisor to the Secretary for Education in Victoria.

He has worked extensively for government including conducting the Black Review in the Department of Defence and Prime Minister’s Independent Review in the Australia Intelligence Community.

Dr. Black spent 9 years at McKisney & Company where he was a partner.

He holds degrees in law and politics from the University of Melbourne and graduate degrees in moral theology for the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Emeritus Director
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania