Programs Director, Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust • President, Ecological Society of Australia
2022 Speaker

Brisbane, Australia

Bek Christensen is passionate about science, people, and the environment, and as a result has focused her career on building collaborations and enabling impact from science. With a PhD in Ecology, Bek has worked in ecosystem research, policy and communication across university, NGO, and government sectors in her home country of Australia.

Bek enjoys helping individuals develop and fulfil their potential, while also building bridges between groups of people to enable collective impact. Her current role is Programs Director for the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust (PCT), a not-for-profit organisation that works across Australia’s complex water and environment sectors to develop a national network of courageous leaders, who can work creatively and collaboratively to address Australia’s environmental challenges.

Alongside her work with the Peter Cullen Trust, Bek is current President of the Ecological Society of Australia, serves on the STEM Sector Policy Committee of Science and Technology Australia, and is a member of several advisory boards to Australia’s national ecosystem research infrastructure.