KRISTIAN PARKER is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oak Foundation and a member of its founding family.
He has directed the Oak Foundation's environment program since its inception in 1998 and has worked fulltime 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 collapsing fishing stocks.
has launched several funder Collaboratives in these areas with great success.
He is both a British and Danish citizen, born in Aalborg, Denmark and raised in Switzerland.
He graduated from Colby College and received a Doctorate in Environmental Sciences from the Duke Marine Laboratory.
From 2001 to 2002 Parker
held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory
in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is also Chairman of the Board of Oceana and a founding board member of the European Climate Foundation.