Matthew was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013. He is also a member of the Finance and Income Generation Committee. Matthew is a professional fundraiser and university leader, and is currently Director of Development, Alumni and External Engagement at SOAS, University of London. Prior to SOAS, Matthew worked for The Open University, University College London and King's College London. After graduation, Matthew was President of the student union at The University of Birmingham. Matthew and his family live in Berkhamsted.