Congratulations to Dr Graeme L Blackman AO who has been elected the new President of the Victorian Council of Churches at its recent Annual General Meeting following his nomination by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
Dr Blackman brings to the role extensive leadership skills and wisdom from his many years in both business and church governance. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of Divinity and holds positions on a number of Boards, both commercial and charitable.
About the appointment, Dr Blackman said:
The opportunity to serve the mission of the church through this role is complementary to the mission of the University of Divinity. I look forward to working with the VCC’s member churches and the University to advance the common aim of a unity of purpose and expression, as we together engage the contemporary world in the challenges of theological and social discourse and action.”
Professor Sherlock, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Divinity, said:
On behalf of the University I congratulate the Chancellor on this appointment. The University and VCC have many historic links, dating from the University’s foundation in 1910, and welcome the chance to partner together into the future.”
In a media release announcing the new appointment, The Victorian Council of Churches acknowledged the work of outgoing President Fr Shenouda Boutros, also a University graduate and staff member, giving thanks to God for his leadership and wisdom during these difficult times.