BEc (Hons) (ANU) MA PhD (Chicago) Hon DUniv (QUT) FAICD SF Fin
Dr Douglas McTaggart was appointed Chair of the Council on 27 November 2014.
Dr McTaggart brings strong leadership to the Council of QIMR Berghofer, having held various senior positions in the public and private sectors as well as on industry bodies and public interest groups.
He is a director of the Suncorp Group and Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of Spark Infrastructure and of Suncentral Maroochydore, and is a member of the Australian National University Council. In March 2012 he was appointed to the Queensland Government Independent Commission of Audit and Chairman of the Public Service Commission, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Expert Advisory Panel for the White Paper on Reform of the Federation. He continues to serve in advisory roles to governments as well as having held positions on, including chairing, various industry representative bodies.
Dr McTaggart has broad experience in financial markets and funds management. He was Chief Executive of QIC Limited for 14 years until his retirement in June 2012. Prior to joining QIC, he was the Under Treasurer and Under Secretary of the Queensland Department of Treasury and had a distinguished academic career as Professor of Economics and Associate Dean at Bond University.
Dr McTaggart also chairs the QIMR Berghofer Investment Committee, the Executive Employment and Remuneration Committee and the Commercialisation Committee and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.