Dr. Steve Newman
Dr. Steve Newman is Banyan Tree’s Group Sustainability Director and Coordinating Director of Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Based in the Maldives, he oversees sustainability and conservation initiatives across the Group.
Coming from an academic background, Steve brings a science-based approach to sustainability: developing and driving sustainable social, environmental and operational initiatives, and supporting our CSR teams through Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Steve holds a PhD in Marine Ecology, with a background in environmental modelling and climate change, with 20 years of experience in academia, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
In his personal time, Steve loves being on or under the water, and is an avid diver and photographer. As an active researcher, he also regularly publishes academic peer-reviewed research.
Steve joined the Group in February 2015.