Becky Marshall previously served as senior director and chief of staff for environment initiatives at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Reporting to the executive vice president and a member of the senior management team, she helped manage all aspects of Pew’s environment program which focused on reducing the scope and severity of global environmental challenges by strengthening policies and practices to protect our lands and oceans and promote clean energy. In this role, she helped launch four new programs, developed systems to enable leadership to set priorities and focus on critical issues, designed a long-term strategy for supporting the expansion of Pew’s presence and work in Europe, and worked with program teams to develop strategies and set measurable conservation goals.

Becky first joined Pew in July 2011 as a senior officer in the international ocean conservation program where she worked on a number of initiatives such as directing the global shark conservation campaign, establishing a global ocean commission, and recruiting senior staff. Previously, Becky was director of U.S. programs at SeaWeb, an international non-profit ocean conservation organization, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of markets-based seafood sustainability initiatives. Prior to that, Becky founded and built an international consulting practice to meet the strategic needs of non-profit conservation organizations working with the corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors.

Before moving to the United States, she spent seven years working on global environmental issues at Greenpeace International with responsibilities ranging from policy and advocacy work, opening new offices, developing and implementing institutional strategies, and serving as chief of staff to the executive director and a member of the senior management team. She also developed youth-oriented advocacy programs for Street Law, an organization dedicated to strengthening democracy around the world. Becky earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Cambridge College of Art and a master’s degree in women’s studies from the University of Kent, England.