MVO FRSA MCIPR
Director of Communications and Engagement
Matthew heads the office responsible for communications, events and engagement with the Homerton community including Honorary and Associate Fellows. He devised and led Homerton 250: Cambridge Now, the year-long celebration of the foundation of the College in London in 1768.
He has served on the College Council as an elected Fellow since 2015, and is a member of the Fellowships Committee, the Sustainability Committee and the Homerton Changemakers Committee.
A graduate in Modern Languages from St John’s College, Matthew joined Homerton in 2014. From 2004-2014 he was Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at Cambridge, where he wrote over 400 speeches for two VCs, and was responsible for the Cambridge business of two Chancellors of the University, Lord Sainsbury and his predecessor Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in the New Year’s Honours 2012. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
For the University he is a member of the Military Education Committee, and since 2017 has held the post of Honorary Captain of the Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps, acting as the principal civilian adviser to successive Commanding Officers.
He is an Associate Consultant with Global Philanthropic, a consultancy delivering specialist advice to corporations, philanthropists and fundraisers.
'Research Funding: trends and challenges' in Luc E. Weber and James J. Duderstadt (eds), Preparing Universities for an Era of Change, Economica, Paris, pp. 51-63. Published 2014.