UQ Change Makers

A forum for leaders of change

Andrew N. Liveris AO

Friday 21 July 2017
12:00pm for 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Royal International Convention Centre
Bowen Hills

View the presentation by Andrew Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company.

Download a copy of the speech as prepared for delivery.


UQChangeMakers is a forum for leaders of change to impart their personal experiences, knowledge and opinions about current trends and issues related to government, industry and higher education.

The University of Queensland (UQ) has maintained a reputation for excellence for more than a century by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. This industry engagement event aims to foster thought-provoking discussion on topics of national and international significance that will be of benefit to Queensland’s business community.



UQ would like to thank the event committee for their support of this event.

We would like thank our industry collaborators Engineers Australia and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), as well as economic development agency, Brisbane Marketing, for their support of this event.


Andrew N. Liveris is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and director of DowDuPont. He previously served as Executive Chairman of DowDuPont.

A recognized global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow, Liveris advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. He is the author of Make It in America and was tapped by the current U.S. Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector and drive economic growth and prosperity as chair of the manufacturing council and a member of the apprenticeship of the future task force. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. He was recently named Senior Advisor to the Saudi Arabian Governments Sovereign Wealth Fund, PIF. He sits on the Board of Directors of IBM, Worley and Saudi Aramco, on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and NEOM. He is the past Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, an Executive Committee Member and past Chairman of the U.S. Business Council, and a member of the Concordia Leadership Council and the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee. He serves as a trustee for The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the California Institute of Technology, and the United States Council for International Business. He was the founding member of The Nature Conservancy’s Latin America Conservation Council.

Andrew and his wife, Paula, both natives to Australia, have three adult children, Nicholas (Jemima), Alexandra and Anthony.


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For more information or to express your interest in sponsoring the event, contact

Jane Campbell, Protocol Officer, UQ

334 60574 or 0447 173 270