Kristian Parker

Kristian Parker, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Oak Foundation

Kristian Parker is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Oak Foundation and a member of its founding family. Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. He has overseen the Oak Foundation’s environment program since its inception in 1998, and has worked fulltime for the programme 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 fish stocks. 

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. Kristian is also a founding board member of Oceans 5 and a member of the Board of Oceana and ClimateWorks.