Our executive team
David Brand founded New Forests in 2005 and leads the company’s investment programs. He is Chair of New Forests’ Board of Directors and the Chair of the company’s Investment Committees. David has over 40 years’ experience in forestry investment, forest management, science, and public policy. David is dedicated to innovative, responsible investment strategies in the forest sector and associated assets.
Katie Lintner Chambers
Executive Director, Human Resources
Katie Lintner Chambers leads New Forests’ Human Resources function. She oversees the development and delivery of best practice Human Resources strategy across the company, and manages consistent learning and development, recruitment, leadership, and well-being programs for all employees.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Rogers was appointed Chief Executive Officer of New Forests in April 2023. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the business, which includes overseeing the growth of both New Forests and New Agriculture. Mark joined New Forests in 2016, and was previously head of New Forests’ Australia, New Zealand and United States businesses where he oversaw the investments and operations in those regions.
Margaret Cole is responsible for oversight of all legal, governance, risk, and compliance functions for New Forests. She leads New Forests’ team of legal, governance, risk, and compliance professionals to provide services across the company’s international funds management business. Margaret has represented lenders and investors in emerging and developed markets worldwide.
Managing Director, Impact and Advocacy
Radha Kuppalli leads New Forests’ Impact and Advocacy group. She has primary responsibility for positioning New Forests as the world’s leading asset manager providing forestry and land-based investment solutions through New Forests’ impact strategy, reputation, and brand. Radha has oversight of the sustainability and communications functions, and leads New Forests’ advocacy and thought leadership strategy.
Head of Emerging Markets
Geoffrey Seeto oversees New Forests’ forestry investment program in Southeast Asia and Africa, with 20 years’ experience in financial services, principally in private equity in the infrastructure, natural resources, and energy sectors. He is an experienced investor in the Asian region, having led, originated, and executed a wide range of transactions in various regulatory regimes.
Managing Director, North America
Jeff Briggs is responsible for driving the overall strategy for New Forests’ North American business, focusing on delivering consistent and stable investment returns for clients, while contributing to communities and livelihoods, and the circular bioeconomy.
Chief Financial Officer
Adrian Williams is responsible for all finance, information technology, and business services functions of New Forests. He has oversight of New Forests’ finance and fund administration functions, including fund and client reporting, corporate financial reporting, and financial administration. Adrian is also on the executive team of New Forests, contributing to oversight and strategic planning for the business.