Bridging science, people and the environment

The Peter Cullen Trust exists to improve Australia’s water and environmental management by fostering great leaders and transformational conversations. We work towards a world where water and the environment are managed sustainably and equitably.

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About the Trust

With the support of its donors and sponsors, the Trust delivers programs that develop leaders who improve Australia’s water and environment management. The Trust is not politically aligned and is neither an advocate nor a lobbying organisation. Through developing leaders in the water sector and raising the level of discourse – by facilitating, convening and enabling – the Trust empowers others to be effective communicators and advocates.

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Bridging Issue #49

“Never waste a crisis”. Wise words. Our Chair, the Hon Karlene Maywald, adds a prerequisite: “be prepared, have a visionary plan”. Ensure you seize the right opportunity in a crisis. For an organisation, being prepared includes having a strategic succession plan and investing in leaders who are ready for the opportunities that future crises will present.

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Bridging Issue #48

The energy. The excitement. The relief! Graduation week in Canberra is always special. May 2022 graduation week was extra, extra, special. A week full of inspiration with session 2 of the leadership program, the Fellows Professional Development Day, and the inaugural Chairperson’s Round Table.

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Bridging Issue #47

My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine. Such suffering. Such inhumanity. It is hard to sit down and reflect on the challenges of today’s leaders in water and the environment, and not start by reflecting on the courage displayed by the Ukraine people, and indeed all people living in regions of armed conflict. May they be safe.

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WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAID

“I have changed profoundly during this course. I look forward to influencing water policy for as long as I am able.”