Gary Newman
Chief Executive of Woodknowledge Wales
Gary is the Chief Executive of Woodknowledge Wales (, which is a for-public-good member organisation focused upon the transformation of Wales into a high value forest nation. Gary is also co-founder and Chair of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products ( which is a materially agnostic membership alliance that champions sustainable, healthy and circular construction products and business models. Gary is a construction engineer by training and early career. After completing a wood science masters, Gary spent a formative few years at the at the BioComposites Centre in Bangor as a researcher where he became inspired by the technical possibilities of plant-based materials.