Matthew became chairman of Focus PR in 2006. Having graduated in law in 1988 from Worcester College, Oxford, where he was awarded an Exhibition after Honour Moderations, he joined Bain & Company in London. He was promoted to partner in 1997, four years after graduating from INSEAD MBA. He was elected a director of Bain & Company in 2003 and is currently Global Practice Head for the management consultancy’s consumer products practice.
With experience across the consumer products value chain from sourcing, along the entire supply chain to branding and route to market for traditional trade, modern retail and horeca, Matthew lends Focus PR a wealth of experience gained across every continent. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and merger integration. He has worked out of seven Bain offices, including opening Sydney, Hong Kong and Mexico. He was managing partner for South West US/Mexico/Central America from 1999 to 2006 and has been managing partner of Spain and Portugal since 2007.
Matthew lives in Madrid with his wife Catherine and their three children.