New Forests Makes Two Senior Hires Across Investments and Funds

New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies with A$11 billion in assets under management has named Michelle Elliot as Global Head of Funds, and Sanjiv Louis as Director, Investments Asia.

In the newly created role, Elliot will be responsible for overseeing New Forests’ global funds management platform to support future growth and opportunities.

She joins New Forests after a 17-year career at Macquarie Asset Management where she was most recently Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific. Based in Sydney, she sits on the executive leadership team and reports to Mark Rogers, Chief Executive Officer.

Louis will lead New Forests’ Asian investments team in identifying, evaluating, and acquiring investments within the nature-based solutions, forestry and natural capital space in the Southeast Asia region.

He brings over 23 years of investment banking and alternative asset investment experience in Asia across senior roles in Sail Ventures, Credit Suisse, and UBS. He will be based in Singapore and report to David Shelton, Global Head of Investments.

Commenting on the hires Mark Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, New Forests said: “New Forests is at an important stage in its history with strong momentum in funds under management across our forestry and agriculture businesses, coupled with the demand for carbon, biodiversity and natural capital expected to grow significantly.”

“Michelle and Sanjiv are key hires who will bring their deep experience to our teams, helping us to continue to deliver to our investors, while ensuring we’re remaining focused on our vision of seeing investment in land use and forestry as central to the transition to a sustainable future.”