A Sociology graduate, Matthew’s career started with a leading branded food manufacturer initially on their graduate scheme, then focused developing relationships with a variety of customers within the sales function.
His move to executive search was driven by his interest how organisations excel, and the impact made by the right leaders. He joined an international executive search firm where he focused initially on recruiting Sales and Marketing leaders before broadening his remit across both demand and supply chain functions. Matthew has operated in executive search and leadership consulting for over fifteen years providing strategic advice to organisations seeking exceptional leaders to drive transformational change. He joined Signium in the UK in 2011. He is part of the Signium’s Global Consumer Practice group, and a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, the global industry body for the executive search and leadership consulting industry.
Since he joined Signium, Matthew has recruited across a variety of regions internationally including the Middle East assisting Clients. He is experienced in the nuances of a range of ownership structures including quoted, private, and venture/private capital backed organisations from multi-national companies to challenger brands, for which he has a particular passion.
Matthew also has a particular interest in and knowledge of assisting achieving diversity in leadership, being an early advocate of promoting diversity on shortlists without compromising on calibre. This has also led to him advising organisations on their employer branding and leadership attraction strategies, so they are able to pull the very best leaders in today’s competitive environment.
When not at work, Matthew can be found messing about on boats, or avoiding DIY at home by travelling to faraway places where things are done differently and the food is good.