He has been chief executive officer of the Rural Ontario Institute since 2010, has been a Wellington County councilor since 2014, served as first executive director of 4-H Ontario, as general manager of the Ontario Soybean Growers and the executive director of the Centre for Rural Leadership.
He also worked for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Black has also served and volunteered in other community and provincial organizations, including the Wellington County Historical Society, Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and is a member of the International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leadership, which recognized his work at the Rural Ontario Institute by awarding him the Outstanding Leadership Program Director award in 2013.
Black and his wife Julie have four grown children: Kristen, Michael, Tayler and Adam.