Matthew joined Inline in April 2014 and specialises in UK/EU tech policy and the sharing economy. Prior to Inline, Matthew worked at Cisco in its UK Strategy and Innovation team as an Education Innovation Manager. Before Cisco he worked at Intellect (now techUK), the leading UK trade association for the technology industry, where he specialised in industrial strategy and tech policy.
At Intellect he played a key role in supporting the Digital Economy Council, which brings together industry, government and academia to identify actions to strengthen the technology industry in the UK. He was the lead author of ‘The Bootstrap Recovery’ report, which explored the role that technology can play to drive productivity growth across the economy and made a number of policy recommendations to government. He also co-authored a report with the Federation of Small Businesses entitled ‘The Digital Imperative’. This report analysed the current uptake and usage of technology by UK SMEs and set out ideas about what could be done to drive more effective use of technology by small businesses.
Matthew started his career at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, where he was a Correspondence Officer for Lord Mandelson and the Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP. He went on to become Correspondence Facilitator for Lord Young of Norwood Green (the then Minister for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations). He graduated from Warwick University with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics.
In his spare time Matthew is an avid cinema-goer and enjoys live music. He is also an ardent Tottenham Hotspur supporter and cricket fan.