Mr John Dornbusch

USQ Chancellor
Mr John Dornbusch


The Chancellor leads the governing body of the University, the Council. Members of the Council, representing University and community interests, contribute to the overall governance of the University by helping to set strategic directions and develop policy.


Mr John Dornbusch

Mr Dornbusch is the Founding Chairman of Dornbusch Partners Pty Ltd a financial and corporate services company based in Toowoomba. He is also a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was previously the Queensland Regional Manager for Macquarie Financial Services, a subsidiary of Macquarie Bank. Mr Dornbusch has been actively involved in the promotion of freight rail and other regional development projects and chairs several companies involved in such activities. He has considerable experience in corporate capital raising especially in the infrastructure sector and a long history of community engagement.

Mr Dornbusch has served on the Council of the University of Southern Queensland for twenty years, twelve years as Chair of Finance and Facilities Committee and eight years as Deputy Chancellor before he was appointed as Chancellor in March 2014. He was re-elected as Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland for a further five year term from 7 March 2019 to 6 March 2024.

Mr Dornbusch is a member of the University Chancellors Council.


Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba Queensland 4350