Scope and role of the Foundation
As the Graham & Louise Tuckwell Foundation does not solicit requests for funding from organisations or individuals, it is able to focus attention on its own chosen causes. This means that the Foundation members need only meet on an irregular basis to review and provide strategic direction for the activities it supports or initiates.
Directors of the Foundation
The Foundation Directors are:
Dr. Vince Fitzgerald
Vince FitzGerald is a Director (until recently Chairman) of the Allen Consulting Group, a leading consultancy in public policy and economics. Previously he was a senior Commonwealth official in the Departments of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Finance, Trade (Secretary) and Employment, Education and Training (Secretary). He is a Director of ETF Securities Limited and subsidiaries, a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Finkel Foundation and a Victorian State Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a member of the Kaiela (Goulburn-Murray region Indigenous community) Planning Council. Vince was a founding director of Gold Bullion Securities and has been on the main board ever since.
Greg Burgess is a recently retired finance executive. Greg began his business association with Graham Tuckwell in 1997 when he became a founding director of Investor Resources Limited, a corporate advisory company specialising in the resources industry. Greg worked with Graham to develop exchange traded commodities and was a founding director of Gold Bullion Securities which launched the world's first commodity backed security in 2003. Until retirement in 2011, Greg occupied a variety of executive roles including director, company secretary and chief financial officer of ETF Securities Limited and subsidiaries. Greg continues today as a non-executive director of several of the Group's Australian based operating companies. A Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants in Australia, Greg has 30 years finance experience and previously held various roles in the resources industry (Normandy Mining), federal government (Department of Finance) and information technology (Wizard Information Services).
Graham Tuckwell is an alumnus of ANU (BEc Hons 1978 and LLB 1981). He is the founder and Chairman of ETF Securities Limited (ETFSL), a leading issuer of Exchange Traded Products in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific, with approximately $30 billion in assets making it the seventh largest ETP firm in the world. He invented the concept of exchange trade commodities when he launched Gold Bullion Securities in Australia in 2003. Prior to establishing ETFSL, he was involved in corporate advisory and investment banking for 20 years in Australia and London, working with Investor Resources Limited (a firm he founded), Salomon Brothers, Normandy Mining, Credit Suisse First Boston and Schroders. Graham's first job was working for Dr Vince FitzGerald as an economist in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra.
Louise Tuckwell (née Wright) is an alumna of the University of Queensland (BDSc 1984) where she was awarded a University Medal. Louise worked as a dentist for a number of years in Australia and the UK. She completed the first year of an MBA at the University of Adelaide before putting her energy into bringing up a family of four children, coping with three international moves and a husband who was always travelling. She is passionate about education, especially in music, and has always taken an active role in school life on a voluntary basis. Volunteer roles have included participation in various school committees and church activities.
The Foundation focuses its attention on its own chosen causes