The future for wood in the built environment

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Duncan Mayes

Duncan Mayes has over 20 years business experience in the Forest Products industry with the majority of time spent in the Wood Products area focusing on construction and related industries. He has worked in a wide variety of functions including Sales & Marketing, Production Operations, Distribution, New Product Development and R&D & Innovation management. Originally from the UK, Duncan has worked in the UK, Sweden, and Australia and is currently located at the corporate HQ of Stora Enso in Helsinki, Finland. In recent years he has been leading several R&D and Innovation functions in the Wood Products division and most recently joined the Group R&D organisation to set up and lead a newly established Bio Composites R&D platform. In addition to his current role he continues to support in areas of Innovation management and industry specific research topics, and is an active steering member in several European and International research programmes and standardisation committees. He has degrees both in technology and business administration and most recently participated in an intensive company supported programme related to Business transformation and Innovation at IMD, Switzerland. He lives in Helsinki with his partner and two young children.