Queensland Futures Institute was established in 2013 by well-known Queensland dynamo, Mr Jim McKnoulty and current Managing Director, Steve Greenwood, in collaboration with a number of key Queensland organisational leaders all invested in accelerating solutions to the following challenges:
- The creation of a dynamic, robust and thriving economy is critical to the future social and environmental sustainability of Queensland
- Business and industry must take responsibility for working with the Queensland community in creating the environment necessary for growth
- We need liveable communities to attract and retain the innovators and leaders essential to the provision of creative solutions to global challenges
- The current level of public policy discussion on key growth challenges is limited; that catalytic change is needed.
With a ‘Queensland First’ mantra, QFI is now broadly recognised as bringing a new multi sectoral approach to public policy reform in Queensland.
As an independent organisation, we are uniquely placed to work alongside both private enterprise and government, conducting and introducing evidence-based research projects, supporting and influencing policy review and reform, and coordinating expert opinion and leadership forums across both industry specific and multi-sector focuses. Our membership continues to grow, with key organisations invested in driving positive accelerated and sustainable growth within Queensland, committing to further enhance our collective voice.