Corporate leaders must be nimble “tri-sector athletes,” to borrow a phrase from Harvard political scientist Joseph Nye: able to engage and collaborate across the private, public and social sectors.
— Dominic Barton, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Everything we do at Shoremount is an attempt to embody the future we hope to create. In terms of how a 21st Century executive should think, feel and act, Matthew is a shining example.
— John Featherby, Shoremount Founder
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Trained as an economist, Matthew began his career in corporate finance, working for JP Morgan on both sides of the Atlantic.

He then joined Bowater (a FTSE 100 conglomerate at the time), working with the CEO to shape corporate strategy and oversee a Bowater subsidiary before becoming Country Director (Afghanistan) for MedAir, an international humanitarian relief agency, having first worked in Somalia.

McKinsey & Company followed MedAir and an MBA (IMD), where he became an expert in organisational design and effectiveness across the full spectrum of commercial and non-profit sectors.

With extensive cross discipline experience, Matthew went on to lead a new strategy unit within the the UK Government’s Department of Education & Skills. He was then appointed CEO of Tear Fund, an international development charity with over 1,500 staff, running it for 10 years and becoming an early innovator rethinking management and the future of work.

Matthew holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge and an MBA from IMD Switzerland. He serves on a number of Boards and chairs a Task Group for the Archbishop of Canterbury.

When he’s not at work, he likes to play the piano, climb mountains and explore the contemplative traditions.