danishElse Østergaard Andersen

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


Family life




Key qualifications

Organizational building from scratch in two new organizations

Organizational development with special focus on networks and efficiency

Board service, both at national and international level

Management at different levels – from project management, through network management and to management of a bright new organization

Communication, including brand building of new organizations and initiatives

Citizen involvement, including engagement of volunteers

A broad network globally and nationally in relation to research, NGO’s and management of nature and environment.


2009-          Chief Executive, Nationalpark Thy
2006-2009  Project Manager, Campus Planning & Building, University of Copenhagen
2001-2006  Liaison Officer, Global Biodiversity Information Facility & University of Copenhagen
1996-2001  Biologist, Department of Nature and Water Environment, Fyn County
1995           Biologist (temporary employment), Fyn County
1995           Assistant lecturer, Dept. of Biology, Aarhus University


2004-2006  Master of Public Administration, Copenhagen Business School.
                     Thesis: Management challenges in a global imaginary network.
                     Essay: Managing the imaginary
1988-1995  Master of Science, Biology from Aarhus University.
                     Thesis: Gleicheniaceae - a group of pioneer plants among tropical ferns.

Publications in English

Gleicheniaceae. In: G. Harling & L. Andersson (eds), Flora of Ecuador 66: 105-170. 2001.
Consolidation of Bombina bombina in Denmark. Poster presentation at Green Week, arranged by the European Commission, Bruxelles, Belgium. 2001.
A note on some morphological terms in the leaf of Gleicheniaceae. American Fern Journal 86(2): 52-57. 1996


Mother tongue: Danish. I manage English at a high level orally and written, and speak fluently Spanish, as well as some German (and a little bit of Russian!). In addition I have a good command of the other Scandinavian languages, Swedish and Norwegian.