Director, Investments & Operations
Paul Speed is the co-portfolio manager for New Forests’ Southeast Asian forestry funds, He jointly oversees the team of forestry investment and operations professionals in the region. Paul’s experience spans over 20 years, including nine years in the Solomon Islands in direct plantation forestry management and then eight years international forest industry consulting. He specialises in forest due diligence, investment appraisal, and operational management. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree (MA status) in Pure and Applied Biology and a Master of Science in Forestry from Oxford University. He is a full member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry, the Incorporated Society of Planters in Malaysia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.