Alumni Profiles

Prof Rufus Black

Prof Rufus Black

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania Prof Rufus Black has a long history with Ormond College, which began when he was a resident undergraduate student, during which he was elected to lead the student body. Later he returned as the College Chaplain and from 2009–2017 he led Ormond through a period of growth and renewal as its Master (Head of College).


In between, Rufus was a Rhodes Scholar at The University of Oxford, was a partner at McKinsey and Company and a Director of national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. As well as his distinguished corporate career, Rufus has contributed to a range of educational and social sector institutions including as President of Museum Victoria, as Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and on the boards of several teaching foundations. He is also a Professor who has taught both Entrepreneurship and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.


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