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As Director Corporate Affairs, Matt is a member of the Committee for Sydney’s senior management team guiding the research, events and advocacy program.
He leads all public communications, including media and social, email, websites, reports and papers, and is a spokesperson for the Committee with media, political offices and other stakeholders.
Before joining the Committee, he was a member of the Lord Mayor of Sydney’s leadership team as Communication Director, providing advocacy, policy, strategy and political advice, with responsibility for all outreach spanning the City of Sydney’s full suite of issues and operations. He also led national communication and public affairs programs for Australia for UNHCR, GetUp and advised large corporates and government agencies as a consultant.
Matt is a communication strategist and leader of large city and national scale projects, behaviour change and fundraising campaigns, issues management and advice to not-for-profits, corporations and government. He started his career in science and technology, with experience in radio, print, TV and online journalism. He was part of a Eureka Prize winning team (2009), a Creative Sydney top 100 talent (2010), and created a crowdfunded journalism project that produced major investigative pieces including a Walkley Award winner (2015). He has a lifelong passion for cities, culture and social change.