Master

The current master of Ormond is Associate Professor Rufus Black, who began his appointment in 2009.

Associate Professor Rufus Black is an ethicist, theologian and strategic advisor. Before becoming Master of Ormond he worked at McKinsey & Company for 9 years, where he was a partner and played leadership roles in the firm’s Organisation and Public Sector Practices in Australia and Asia. He continues to provide strategic advice to leading Australian corporations and government departments. He is also an ordained minister of the Uniting Church of Australia.

He is very involved in education and, especially, in creating new educational partnership. He is currently Chair of the Board of Teach for Australia, a Board member of New York-based Teach for All and a Board member of the Business Working with Education Foundation.

As an ethicist, he has served on clinical and medical research ethics committees and he currently chairs the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. He serves on the advisory board of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life in Oxford. He continues his public policy interests as a Board member of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). He has published on many topics including economic development, unemployment, the ethics of using stem cells and the life challenges of Generation X. Rufus is an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.

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

Read a welcome from Assoc Prof Black and view a selection of key addresses and articles