Christobel Ferguson

Sydney, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Experienced executive leader with a passion for connecting ideas, people and resources to solve complex problems in the water and environment sector. Can effectively harness the technical aspects, with specialist skills in science that is enabled by strong leadership and relationship skills to truly enable innovation, inspiring teams to deliver the business outcomes and drive change.

Expertise in research and environmental management, strategic planning, business strategy, negotiation, and technology transfer. Known for problem solving and business innovation that is supported by a genuine interest in supporting individuals and teams be at their best. Driven by the values of integrity, collaboration and professionalism which has repeatedly led to successful delivery of strategic plans initiating cultural changes that transform teams and organisations. Have experience working in not-for-profit, private organisations and government at executive levels and board positions.

Most recent accomplishments include securing research funding more than $9M USD, while the Chief Innovation Officer at The Water Research Foundation, to deliver new technologies within the water sector.