Dr. Steve Newman

Group Sustainability Director, Banyan Tree Global Foundation

Dr. Steve Newman is Banyan Tree’s Group Sustainability Director and the Coordinating Director of Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Currently based in the Maldives, he oversees sustainability across the Group at our 47 resorts in 23 countries.

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 teams through Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Steve holds a PhD in Ecology, with a background in environmental modelling and climate change, with 20 years of experience in academia, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.

As the sustainability lead for Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Steve utilises a stakeholder engaged approach to drive the development and growth of sustainability culture and practices to promote stewardship and resilience of natural and cultural heritage through responsible travel.