Matthew graduated in Law and worked for multinational computer companies prior to establishing his own software business. He has founded and managed technology and biotech companies in Australia, the US and the UK. Since 2005 he has focused on growing philanthropy and for for seven years was the chair of UK Community Foundations, the national body that links the 56 Community Foundations. In 2012 he prepared a report for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the future of Digital Giving in the Arts and served as a National Council Member of the Arts Council from 2013 – 17. He is currently a trustee of the Watts Gallery, Philanthropy Impact, The Philanthropy Workshop, and the Beacon Awards and has initiated a new project, the Philanthropy Collaborative, to encourage the wealthy to give more of their private assets for the public good. He was a founding director of Localgiving.com and a member of the Philanthropy Review Board . In 2014 he was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.