New Forests has appointed Jeff Briggs as new Managing Director in North America. It follows current Senior Managing Director of the US, Mark Rogers, being tapped to become CEO, he’ll take the reins in April this year.
“The United States is the largest forest products economy in the world, with California’s regulated carbon market one of the most established, making the US an important market for New Forests. We’re delighted to appoint Jeff to lead our business in its next stage of growth to deliver clients strong investment performance, combined with sustainability and climate mitigation outcomes. Jeff’s experience leading and growing teams combined with his operational and investment skills, will be an asset to our business.” Mark Rogers says.
The nature-based real assets manager manages $10 billion in assets including forestry plantations, carbon finance projects, agriculture assets as well as timber processing and infrastructure assets.
Jeff Briggs has 30 years of experience managing and growing businesses across the investment, renewables and agriculture sectors, he was previously Chief Operating Officer at Green Plains Renewable Energy, and he was portfolio manager and a founding partner of investment firm Frigate Capital.
“I’m excited to join a company with a strong track record in nature-based investment strategies underpinned by a focus on driving sustainable outcomes. New Forests is well placed to deliver for institutional investors who are increasingly turning to investments that can deliver both commercial returns and provide a strong climate change impact.” Jeff Briggs says.