Matthew's experience combines fundraising, public relations and engagement. Currently Associate Director for Communications and Engagement at the Climate Governance Initiative, Matthew works with company boards – Non-Executive Directors in particular – to get climate change and sustainability on the agenda of businesses globally.

He has a strong background in Higher Education: as head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at the University of Cambridge from 2004-14, he wrote over 400 speeches for Vice-Chancellors and Chancellors of the University, building the case for Cambridge during the £1 billion 800th Anniversary Campaign.

Formerly Director of External Relations and Development at Homerton, the newest and largest College at the University of Cambridge, he raised funds for students and helped create the College’s distinctive narrative.

He designed and led the year-long public relations campaign Homerton 250 | Cambridge NOW, for the College’s 250th Anniversary in 2018, bringing 1,000 people into the College for the first time, engaging 4,000 constituents, and working with 43 partner organisations, all with the aim of rebranding the institution in the public eye. He proposed the strategy for a new co-curricular programme, Homerton Changemakers, which supports students to develop skills of self-knowledge and influence, and to make a positive difference to society.

Matthew is a member of the Cambridge Military Education Committee and the (very civilian!) Honorary Captain of the Cambridge University Officers’ Training

Corps, with a strong interest in the co-curricular skills development for students that the service units provide.

Matthew was a Trustee (2016-21) of HRH Prince Philip’s grant-giving charity, through which the then Duke of Edinburgh supported many of the organisations and causes with which he was associated. He was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in the New Year Honours in 2012, for services to The Duke as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.