Adrian Newton joined New Scientist in 2018 to lead the company’s growing events business, which includes the multi-award winning science festival New Scientist Live alongside an international series of evening lectures and one-day masterclasses.
His career started in publishing in the late 90s at the Builder Group. Following the business’ acquisition by UBM, he rose to the position of Publisher before becoming Director of a portfolio that encompassed magazines and large-scale events.
Over the past 14 years his focus has been predominately on events, launching and developing numerous exhibitions, conferences and festivals around the globe. He was personally responsible for devising and launching London Tech Week which has become Europe’s largest city-wide festival of technology.