Former New College Master wins AM in Queens Birthday Honours
New College congratulates Rev Dr Bruce Norman Kaye on receiving an AM award in Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Bruce received the award for service to the Anglican Church of Australia, particularly as general secretary of the Anglican Church of Australia’s General Synod and as a scholar and author of several publications on theology and church history.
Bruce is no stranger to the New College community, both friends and alumni. In 1983 he became the College’s third Master serving in the role until 1994, following on in the role of Master from prominent clergyman Rev Dr Stuart Barton Babbage. After leaving New College in 1994 he became the General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Australia General Synod. Dr Kaye continued as general secretary until 2004.
During his time at New College Dr Kaye made two significant changes to the College. First he set up the Institute for Values Research (IVR) as an academic institute to explore and research the issues related to the values and ethics espoused by different groups and organisations including churches, the media and government bodies. This was the foundation for the present day CASE. Second, Dr Kaye founded the New College Lectures which have continued as an annual public lecture series from 1987 to the present day.
Dr Kaye has made a large impact in his service to the College and we congratulate him on this well deserved honour in acknowledgement of his broader service to the Anglican church.