14 Oct 2012
Just months after being appointed the University of Newcastle's 6th Chancellor, Dr Kenneth Moss has passed away suddenly.
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 was a leader of great integrity who was deeply committed to the 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.
Having started his professional life with BHP at its Newcastle Steelworks, Dr Moss held leadership positions across the maritime services, mining, manufacturing and engineering sectors. He 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 the University of Newcastle Council and in the role of Chancellor, Dr Moss provided invaluable leadership and support. His passing is a great loss, and he will be greatly missed by the Council, staff and students of the University of Newcastle.
HMRI extends its condolences to the family and friends of Dr Moss.
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