The Oak Foundation
Kristian Parker is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Oak Foundation and a member of its founding family.
has overseen the Oak Foundation's
environment program since its inception in 1998, and has worked full-time for the program since 2003.
The Oak Foundation's
environment program dedicates a majority of its resources to two of the world's biggest challenges: climate change and over exploitation of our marine resources.
Kristian is both a British and Danish citizen, born in Aalborg, Denmark and raised in Switzerland.
He graduated from Colby College (Waterville, Maine) and received a Doctorate in Environmental Sciences from the Duke Marine Laboratory (Beaufort, North Carolina).
From 2001 to 2002 Kristian
held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory
in Honolulu, Hawaii.
is also Chair of the Board of Oceana and a founding board member of the European Climate Foundation