Paul Speed is the Director of Operations for New Forests’ Southeast Asian forestry funds and a Director of New Forests Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Paul oversees all aspects of operational management and governance of New Forests’ investments in the Asian region. Paul’s experience spans over 25 years, including nine years in the Solomon Islands in direct plantation forestry management and then eight years global forest industry consulting based in New Zealand and Singapore. He specialises in forest due diligence, investment appraisal, emerging markets company governance, and operational management. Paul has a Master of Arts and Master of Science in Forestry from Oxford University. He is a full member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.