Our Team

Our Team

Our staff possess specialist knowledge in international forest, pulp & paper and biomass markets. We are also able to call upon a network of associates to supplement our in-house knowledge.


Roger Wright, Chairman

Roger founded Hawkins Wright in 1982 following a career in the paper industry and latterly in management consultancy and market research. He has built Hawkins Wright into one of the world’s leading authorities on the global forest industries and markets.

He travels widely and has been involved in all private consultancy assignments undertaken by the company. Over the past 30 years Roger has led more than 1,000 research and consultancy assignments in more than 50 countries. He has made contributions to numerous industry publications and he frequently addresses audiences at international forest industry conferences.


Tom Wright, Managing Director

After training as an accountant, Tom joined Hawkins Wright in 1998. He undertakes most of the private client consultancy assigments on a wide range of topics related to the pulp and paper sector. He is the co-author of the Outlook for Market Pulp and makes regular contributions to Pulpwatch. He is the principal author of the Asian multi-client studies. Defining the China Market for Pulp Paper & Board enjoys industry-wide recognition and is now in its eighth year of publication.

Tom travels widely, both in the course of market research and also as a frequent speaker to private meetings and industry conferences.


John Bingham,Special Advisor

John is an agricultural economist with over 30 years’ experience as an analyst and consultant in the natural resource industries, initially in agricultural markets and subsequently in fertilizers, metals, chemicals, pulp and paper and most recently in bioenergy markets. He joined Hawkins Wright in 1994.

He was responsible for developing the firm’s bioenergy practice and he continues to contribute to the Outlook for Wood Pellets report and to the company’s other multi-client studies. He has undertaken consultancy assignments for individual clients in more than thirty countries and continues to do so, leading on due diligence, advisory and other private-client consultancy projects.


Oliver Lansdell, Director

Oliver is an industry analyst and consultant with more than 18 years' experience in the international pulp and paper industry. He has been with Hawkins Wright since 2007, working as one of the editors of Pulpwatch, Hawkins Wright’s monthly newsletter, the co-author of the Outlook for Market Pulp service, and the principal author of the Outlook for Dissolving Pulp. Prior to joining the company, Oliver worked as an analyst with the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) in Montreal, Canada.

Oliver has lead multiple consultancy projects including feasibility studies for pulp mills in Latin America, Russia and South East Asia. He presents frequently at industry gatherings.


Fiona Matthews, Associate Director

Fiona is a bioenergy consultant and market analyst with more than thirteen years' experience in the renewable energy industry. She joined Hawkins Wright in 2013 and is now responsible for overseeing the company's bioenergy activities. She is the co-author of Hawkins Wright’s market-leading Outlook for Wood Pellets service and Editor of Forest Energy Monitor. Fiona regularly undertakes consultancy projects for clients in Asia, Europe and North America on topics including wood pellet and biomass markets, sustainability, and energy policy.

She has a degree in Physics from the University of York and is an APMP qualified Project Manager.


Pierre Bach, Research Manager 

Pierre joined Hawkins Wright in 2014 and has been providing research and editorial support to the Pulp & Paper team. He is co-author of our monthly multi-client publication Pulpwatch, and also makes regular contributions to The Outlook for Market Pulp and Forest Energy Monitor reports. A newcomer to the sector, Pierre was previously employed as an analyst at Société Générale in Paris where he tracked the performance of structured products and undertook risk analyses.

He is a graduate of the American University of Paris where he studied Economics, Entrepreneurship and International Law.


Rachael Levinson, Senior Research Manager 

Rachael has been working in the bioenergy sector since 2014, firstly for a price reporting agency covering the global biomass markets and editing its weekly biomass report, before joining Hawkins Wright in 2017. Her previous role involved price reporting, news coverage and in-depth analysis of the market with a focus on international trade.

Prior to her work in bioenergy she spent 5 years reporting on and analysing the fixed income markets.

She holds a biological sciences degree from the University of Leicester.

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Gilles Gauthier, Research and Business Development Manager

Gilles has been working in the bioenergy sector since 2009, firstly as project engineer before taking a leading role in biomass trade associations prior to joining Hawkins Wright in 2022. His previous role involved biomass price reporting and supply & demand analysis. Gilles is in charge of business development but also contributes to Hawkins Wright’s biomass market reports.

He has a Master in Industrial Engineering with a specialism in the environment.

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