Director, TallWood Design Institute
Iain Macdonald is the founding Director of the TallWood Design Institute, a position he has held since 2016. He has worked in business development, training and research management roles in the forest products industry for 23 years, prior to which he was involved in export marketing of building products to Asia Pacific markets. Macdonald led the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at University of British Columbia, Canada (UBC) for nine years, during which time he was involved in pioneering efforts by the Province of British Columbia to stimulate and support mass timber industry development. Iain holds degrees in marketing and professional education. He has significant experience globally in the design and delivery of technical and business education to workplace and professional learners, and in creating programs to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and business development. He is a director and past chair of Canada’s Wood Manufacturing Council.