Dr. Judi Beck was the executive lead of a forestry research facility for the federal public service until her retirement in 2022. She has managed national research programs in a variety of disciplines within the forestry sector including genomics, sustainable forest management, carbon budget modeling, wildland fire, inventory, soil productivity, pests and pathology. Dr. Beck has a passion for engaging leadership and building learning organizations, and enabling a culture of continuous improvement and excellence in research, forestry and forest governance.
Prior to joining the federal public service in 2009, Dr. Beck was Manager, Wildfire Management for the province of British Columbia (BC), and she worked for the BC Forest Service in policy, legislative development, litigation management, international technology transfer and operational emergency management from 1993 through 2009. She has enjoyed working internationally in Australia, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and the USA. She obtained her B.Sc. (Forestry) from the University of New Brunswick in 1985, an M.Sc. (Forestry) from the Australian National University in 1988; and her Ph.D. (Fire Growth / GIS) from Curtin University, Western Australia in 2000.