Professor Kerrie Wilson is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability Strategy) at Queensland University of Technology and Affiliated Professor at The University of Copenhagen. Kerrie was previously the Executive Director of the QUT Institute for Future Environments, and the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and an ARC Future Fellow at The University of Queensland. She is the Australian Natural Sciences Commissioner for UNESCO, a member of the Australian Heritage Council and the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Plan Independent Expert Panel. Kerrie has two decades of experience leading and conducting research. She is particularly interested in applied resource allocation problems, such as how to invest limited resources to protect or restore biodiversity. Kerrie has received numerous national awards, including the Prime Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year and the Australian Academy of Science Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science.