The Fellows Network

All graduates of the Trust’s Leadership Development Programs become Fellows. They are a strong and growing national network of inspiring and inspired, engaged and committed leaders with a vision to form a connected and collaborative network leading positive change in water and environmental management.

This Network includes major city-based groups, lead by volunteer Fellows – our “City Leads”- which meet for both professional and social activities including the long-running “Lunch with a Leader” series, featuring eminent guest speakers from within the water and environment space.

The Fellows Network is supported by an active Fellows Committee which leads the development and delivery of an annual program of lifelong learning opportunities for Fellows.

The Committee’s projects include:

  • Ongoing Leading and Learning
    • Fellows Bi-annual Professional Development Day
    • Supporting the City Leads “Lunch with a Leader” series
  • Raising the Profile
    • Engagement of the Fellows Committee (FC) with the PCT Board
    • Supporting PCT’s “Bridging” newsletter
    • Maintaining the FC Terms of Reference
    • The Annual Ripple Award for service by a Fellow
  • Building the Network
    • Fellows-to-Fellows Networking Platform
    • Events to support the graduating cohorts
  • Giving Back
    • Fellows Philanthropy
    • Supporting and informing the Trust’s mentoring program for Fellows

Each year all Fellows are invited to the Graduation Event and Professional Development Day held in May and November, generally in Canberra. 

The Fellows Network is a vehicle for action and change, benefitting the Fellows themselves, the Trust’s Board and Staff and the broader water and environment sector.  For the Trust, the Fellows Network plays a vital role in contributing to its change agenda and connecting science with policy and people through continued and effective leadership in the water and environment sector in Australia.

If you would like to find out more about the Fellows Network or to contact the Chair of the Network, please contact .

Fellows Portal

The Fellows Portal is a secure area accessible only to Fellows of the Peter Cullen Trust.  It is a resource repository that contains PD Day Podcasts, Fellows Year Group Projects and the Fellows Directory.

The Fellows Portal is a work in progress, and can be accessed via password here.

Fellows LinkedIn

All Fellows are invited to join the PCT Fellows Network LinkedIn group, a closed community for Fellows only, to foster connection, community, networking and the exchange of ideas and information in a trusted space.

Fellows who are not currently part of this network should contact for an invitation to join.


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“The Trust’s legacy will evolve and be enduring as its fellows become future leaders, who like Peter will lead public debate and inform sound water management decisions.”

Hon Karlene Maywald
(former S.A. Minister for the River Murray. Minister for Water Security and Chair of the National Water Commission)