Tradition of success
UQ has produced a generation of successful graduates who have gained positions of influence and leadership in a variety of fields.
Among them are 1996 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and 1997 Australian of the Year Professor Peter Doherty; current Governor of Queensland Penny Wensley, AO; a former Governor-General of Australia (1989-96) Bill Hayden, AC, KSJ; Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush; and many other leaders in business, science, the public service, the law and the arts.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the $40 billion US-based The Dow Chemical Company and UQ graduate Andrew Liveris received an Honorary Doctorate from UQ in 2005 and was named UQ Alumnus of the Year. Since graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Engineering with first-class honours and a University Medal, Mr Liveris has carried on a UQ tradition of success as a business leader.
Successful international graduates include Dr Lee Boon Yang, Singapore’s Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, who originally trained as a veterinary scientist at UQ; Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, leading Malaysian businessman; and Loh Hoon Sun, Managing Director of stockbrokers Phillip Securities and the first president of Australia’s Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Singapore base.
More information about UQ Graduates: http://www.alumni.uq.edu.au/alumni-stories