Ms Susan Buckley

“I think my upbringing on a farm probably sparked my interest in markets at a young age - I started wondering why the price of grain went up or down and noticing fluctuations in the prices of agricultural goods… I wanted to know why”

Ms Susan Buckley is an industry leader and pioneer of women in finance who is responsible for managing more than $100 billion* in effective market exposure for clients’ portfolios.

As the managing director of QIC’s Global Liquid Strategies (GLS), Buckley oversees a team of 28 investment professionals based in Brisbane and London.

Buckley's drive to globalise her section of QIC's business saw her transform a team of just six people managing $6 billion for Queensland-based clients in 2001, to an international team managing $32.5billion in fixed interest portfolios and over $75bn in overlay exposures*. Her team currently service 50 institutional clients, managing fixed interest solutions and implementing a range of market solutions across inflation, equity, commodity and foreign exchange markets.

Before QIC, Buckley’s 28-year career in financial markets has seen her work as an Interest Rate Strategist at NAB, the Head of Strategy for NRMA Asset Management, Senior Vice President at Bankers Trust Funds Management and Manager of Fixed Interest at Suncorp Investment Management.

In recognition of her career success, she was awarded the 2005 lnsto Magazine Bond Manager of the Year Award and the 2011 Telstra Business Women's Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award (Qld).

Buckley is a dedicated mentor and advocate for women in business, delivering key presentations on women in leadership around Australia. She is also an active member of Chief Executive Women and generously donates her time to benefit past and current students at UQ in her capacity as the Chair of the Brisbane BEL (Business, Economics & Law) Alumni Ambassador Council.

* Figures as at 30 June 2017

College Affiliation

Cromwell College 1983 - 1985


Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award


Bachelor of Economics
Master of Business Administration