Gary Newman - Executive Chair
Gary is a construction engineer by training and early career. After completing a wood science masters, Gary became inspired by the technical potential of natural construction products, and now has over 15 years experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of natural fibre geotextiles and natural insulation products. Gary is Director of Plant Fibre Technology Ltd, a company focused on the technical development of bio-based materials.
Simon Corbey - Associate Director
Simon is a Chartered Surveyor, with a Masters in Architecture; Advanced Energy and Environmental Systems from UEL/CAT with a thesis on the BedZED lessons.. He worked at Construction Resources (London's first green building store); BioRegional, based at BedZed, where his duties included a LCA of B&Qs product range and setting up One Planet Products. Simon has worked under the umbrella organisation of the Sustainable Development Foundation, initially working for the Good Homes Alliance and now working for the ASBP to enable real change in the industry and help deliver low carbon healthy buildings. His work with the ASBP concentrates on seminars and learning events but also includes liaising with members and involvement with policy.
Debbie Mauger – Communications and Events
Debbie has a keen interest in sustainable building being a member of Centre for Alternative Technology as well as AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) for whom she provides support for their Local Group events throughout the UK. Debbie is also Events and Communications Officer for the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance.