The University of Newcastle offers heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our Chancellor, Dr Kenneth Moss, who has passed away.
Dr Moss was a leader of great integrity who was deeply committed to our University, to the city of Newcastle and to the region. A Newcastle alumnus, he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Hons) in 1968 and a Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical engineering in 1974. Dr Moss was a foundation board member of the Hunter Medical Research Institute from 2000 to 2004. He had been a member of University Council since 2010, and commenced as Chancellor in May this year.
Dr Moss held leadership positions across the maritime services, mining, manufacturing and engineering sectors. He started his professional life with BHP at its Newcastle Steelworks, and completed his career as the Managing Director of global maritime company, Howard Smith.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution, Dr Moss was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to business in the mining, financial and property development sectors, and for services to the community through contributions to maritime, educational and health organisations.
As a member of Council and in the role of Chancellor, Dr Moss provided invaluable leadership and support to our University. His passing is a great loss, and he will be greatly missed by our Council, and the staff and students of the University of Newcastle.