Chief Programmes Officer
Matthew joined GÉANT in June 1996 as Commercial Manager, responsible for its financial operations, later becoming CFO in February 2003 and then General Manager in 2010. Now as Chief Programmes Officer his responsibilities focus on the major, mostly EC co-funded projects, the organisation’s products and services portfolio and EU Liaison.
An engineer and qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience in the R&E networking area, Matthew has a deep understanding of GÉANT’s key stakeholders’ requirements and uses his strategic outlook, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, collaborative approach and attention to detail to help the organisation deliver to its objectives and where possible exceed expectations. He has been involved in the procurements of various generations of pan-European networks as procured and implemented by GÉANT and has extensive knowledge of the international telecoms carrier market.
Matthew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an Engineering degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.