In 2011, The University of Queensland in America, Inc. (TUQIA) is an independent public charity and was established as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This IRS status enables private foundations and US corporations to fund research grants at UQ, which only fund IRS-recognized non-profits. It also allows US taxpayers – including corporations, foundations, and third-party financial entities such as Donor Advisory Funds – to make tax-deductible gifts and sponsor UQ events in the US, including conferences, galas and meetings.

TUQIA raises financial support for research and educational collaborations with US partners, friends and alumni. The independent public charity benefits UQ students, programs and residential colleges. In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of TUQIA maintains complete discretion over allocation of the gifts it receives.

TUQIA is also dedicated to securing gifts and grants from all American individuals in North America and living abroad. These gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Estate planning vehicles – such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, and donations of stocks and securities – can be gifted to TUQIA and receive US tax deductions.

TUQIA Directors and Officers

The Board of Directors meets twice annually, including an annual meeting, and 51 per cent of its members must reside in the USA.

  • President & Director: Dr. Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman & CEO of The DOW Chemical Company
  • Director: Mr. Carl Hartmann, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The University of Queensland
  • Director & Program Committee Chair: Ms Jennifer Karlson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Advancement), The University of Queensland
  • TUQIA Director & Interim Executive Director: Mr. Graeme Linnett, CEO & Founder, Godel Capital LLC
  • Director: Mr. Brian Macnish, Managing Principal of Craven Capital, LLC
  • Director: Mr. Matt McLennan, Head of Global Value Team and a portfolio manager of Global, Overseas, US Value and Gold Funds
  • Director: Ms. Marie Myers, Chief Financial Officer, UiPath
  • Director: Ms. Clare Quail, Vice President Human Resources, Credit Suisse
  • Director: Ms Sophie Usasz, Managing Director, Finance, SIFMA
  • Assistant Treasurer: Ms. Tabitha Powell, Advancement Manager, The University of Queensland in America Inc.