New Forests, Pty., Ltd.
David Brand is the CEO of New Forests, a Sydney-based forestry investment business he founded in 2005. New Forests manages unlisted real assets, including forestry, wood processing, and conservation and carbon offset projects with more than $5 billion USD in assets under management across Australia, New Zealand, southeast Asia and the USA. Previously, he managed investment programs in Australia for Hancock Natural Resources Group (HNRG).
Prior to joining HNRG, David was executive GM of State Forests of NSW, Australia, where he led pioneering transactions in the development of environmental markets. From 1985 to 1995, David worked with the Canadian Forest Service as a scientist, director of scientific programs, and ultimately as national director-general of Science and Sustainable Development in Ottawa. He serves as a director of Washington, DC-based NGO Forest Trends and as a trustees of Bangkok-based IGO, The Centre for People and Forests. David has a PhD from UBC and a B.Sc. in Forestry from U of T.