In 2011, The University of Queensland in America, Inc. (TUQIA) was established as a non-profit section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). US taxpayers – including corporations, foundations, and third-party financial entities such as Donor Advisory Funds – may make tax-deductible gifts to fund research grants at UQ and to 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, and 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
Mr Andrew N. Liveris AO
TUQIA President & Director:
Former Chairman & CEO of The DOW Chemical Company
Mr Carl Hartmann
TUQIA Director: Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UQ
Ms Jennifer Karlson
TUQIA Director: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), The University of Queensland
Mr Graeme Linnett
TUQIA Director & Treasurer: CEO & Founder, Godel Capital LLC
Mr Brian Macnish
TUQIA Director: Managing Principal of Craven Capital, LLC
Mr Matt McLennan
TUQIA Director: Head of the Global Value team and a portfolio manager of the Global, Overseas, US Value and Gold Funds.
Ms Marie Myers
TUQIA Director: Chief Financial Officer - HP
Ms Clare Quail
TUQIA Director: Vice President Human Resources, Credit Suisse
Ms Sophie Usasz
TUQIA Director: Director of Business Advisory, Place, Design and Public Spaces
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment NSW
Mr Ben Phillips
TUQIA Executive Director
Mr Paul Compton
TUQIA Director: Global Head of Banking
Co-President of Barclays Bank PLC (BBPLC)