Professor Yehudi Blacher

Yehudi Blacher
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Professorial Fellow
  • Organisation: The University of Melbourne
  • Suburb/Town: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia

Find out more about ANZSOG's Future public sector leaders' series, featuring Professor Yehudi Blacher

Yehudi Blacher has over 30 years experience in a variety of Victorian Government departments. His work involved major system and program reforms, including the restructuring of local government, reforms to child and family services, and strategic and land-use planning. Yehudi’s career include lengthy periods in both central and service delivery agencies through a period of considerable change in the structure and roles of the Victorian Public Service.

From 2002 until Yehudi’s retirement from the Victorian Public Service in 2011, he was Secretary of the Department of Planning and Community Development (previously the Department for Victorian Communities). Prior to that role, he held Deputy Secretary roles in the Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Human Services. From 1991 to 1996 Yehudi was the Director of the Victorian Office of Local Government.

Yehudi has been a member of the Monash University Council since 2008 and has been Deputy Chancellor since 2014. He was Chair and Deputy Chair, VicTrak Pty Ltd 2012-2018, Chair, Commercial Passenger Vehicle Victoria (formerly the Victorian Taxi Commission) 2016-18 and Chair Port of Hastings Development Authority 2012-15. From 2011 to 2013 he was Deputy President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.