Graham Tuckwell

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Graham Tuckwell
Canberra, Australia
EducationAustralian National University
Net worthAU$460 million
Spouse(s)Louise Tuckwell

Graham Tuckwell is an Australian businessman and philanthropist.[1]


Early life[edit]

Graham John Tuckwell was born in Canberra.[2] He lived at Bruce Hall at the Australian National University, where he graduated as a Bachelor of Economics in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1981.[3][2][4][5][6][7] T


He started his career as an Advisor to Vince FitzGerald in the Department of the Prime Minister in Canberra.[5] He later founded Investor Resources Limited.[5] Later, he served as Head of Mining for the Asia-Pacific region for Salomon Brothers and as Executive Director of Normandy Mining.[7] He also worked as an investment advisor to Credit Suisse First Boston and Schroders, both in London and Australia.[5][7]

He is the Founder and Chairman of ETF Securities, an investment firm focused on exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded commodities (Commodity ETCs) and exchange-traded currencies (Currency ETCs).[2][4][5][7][8][9][10] It holds $30 billion in assets and it is the seventh largest ETP in the world.[2][5] In 2003, he also started Gold Bullion Securities, an ETP linked to the value of gold as a commodity.[5][9]


In 2012, he co-founded the Tuckwell Foundation with his wife.[11] In 2013, he donated AU$50 million to his alma mater, the Australian National University (totaling $100 million in 2016 as at 12 July 2016).[2][6][10][8][12][13] As part of the program he endowed, students are selected to become "Tuckwell Scholars" each year, receive a stipend of $20,000.[2][12] The program is overseen by "Tuckwell Fellows."[2]

Through his foundation, he has also donated to the Education Building Fund and St. Columb's Anglican Church Hall in Hawthorn, Victoria.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Louise (Wright) Tuckwell, a philanthropist.[2][5][6][10] They have four children.[2][5] They reside in Jersey.[2] He is worth an estimated AU$460 million.[10]


  1. ^ Australian National University to receive $100 million donation from former student; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; 12 July 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Emma Macdonald, Billionaire gives back with $50m uni donation, The Canberra Times, 5 February 2013
  3. ^ Australian National University to receive $100 million donation from former student; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; 12 July 2016
  4. ^ a b Graham John Tuckwell, Bloomberg Businessweek
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Tuckwell Foundation: Governance
  6. ^ a b c Jill Rowbotham, Entrepreneur Graham Tuckwell donates $50m for ANU undergrads, The Australian, 5 February 2013
  7. ^ a b c d Aussie banker on British rich list, The Australian, 30 April 2012
  8. ^ a b James Thomson, Graham Tuckwell: a shining example , BRW, 1 August 2013
  9. ^ a b Michael Bailey, Graham Tuckwell: why I didn’t sell a $1.5b business, BRW, 1 August 2013
  10. ^ a b c d Katrina Strickland, 'Giving It Away: Graham Tuckwell', The Australian Financial Review Magazine: The Wealth Issue, July 2014, p. 28
  11. ^ a b Tuckwell Foundation: Activity
  12. ^ a b Tim Dodd, No magic formula to being a Tuckwell scholar, Australian Financial Review, 24 February 2014
  13. ^ Tim Dodd, Tuckwell pleased to start donation domino, Australian Financial Review, 24 February 2014