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Professorial Fellow, Centre for Public Policy, The University of Melbourne

Until my retirement in 2011 I was the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development. I was a Secretary for 9 years and held Deputy Secretary level positions in central and line Departments for a further 11 years.
Currently I hold a number of public board positions including Chairman, Port of Hastings Development Authority, Deputy Chair, VicTrak and Council Member, Monash University.
I am also VicePresident Institute of Public Administration Australia (I.P.A.A.)


  • –present
    Principal, Yehudi Blacher Consulting and Advisory Services


  • 1975 
    Monash University, B.A.(hons) [1st class honours]

Research Areas

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Public Administration (160509)


P.S.M. ( Australia Day Honours 2012)
Fellow Institute of Public Administration