David Newman, President, World Biogas Association, United Kingdom

David Newman

David Newman has been President of ISWA from 2012 to 2016 and at the end of 2016 was appointed President of the newly established World Biogas Association, based in London. Over 30 years, Mr. Newman has worked in the environmental field as Director of Greenpeace in Italy, led for 15 years the Italian composting and biogas association CIC, was President of the Italian national waste association (ISWA Italy), founded and ran from 2011 to 2015 the bioplastics association Assobioplastiche. He also currently manages the Bio Based and Biodegradable Industries Association in the UK. Mr. Newman successfully led the team introducing pro-biowaste policies in Italy and was part of the lobby effort leading to the EU-wide reduction of plastic carrier bags directive in 2015. He also runs his own private consultancy company and is involved in several European waste projects.