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Dr Andrew Liveris FTSE AO

Honorary Fellow

  • Bio/Profile
  • Dr Andrew Liveris is a chemical engineer, international businessman, philanthropist and author. He is a former CEO and chairman of Dow Chemical, and former executive chairman of DowDuPont. He is currently a director at IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley (deputy chairman), Lucid Motors (chairman), NOVONIX and the Minderoo Foundation. He also serves as a trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and was a special advisor to the Australian Government’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Liveris graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1975, and was awarded the University Medal. He began his career at Dow based in Melbourne, and spent a significant period of his time with the company based in Asia and the United States. In 2005, Liveris was awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa by UQ, and also named Alumnus of the Year. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. In 2018, Liveris and his wife Paula gave a historic $13.5 million to UQ to establish the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership, with a vision to nurture the next generation of emerging leaders to deliver innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Liveris is Chair of the Board of the Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic Games.