Matthew is a Vistage Chair, business coach and mentor, having spent his career working within the Creative Industries sector globally and primarily in the UK and North America. Over the past seventeen years he has served as the CEO for the world’s largest entertainment technology trade association, PLASA, whose worldwide membership consisted of 1,200 industry leading innovators, manufacturers, service providers and creative designers. He now spends his time working with CEOs, MDs and business owners across all industry sectors, helping them make faster, better decisions in order to grow their businesses, while keeping their own lives in balance.
Right from the outset of his career, Matthew has worked in a professional environment where a collaboration of skills and experience from key stakeholders is essential for success delivered to tight deadlines. This experience of teamwork producing great results has given Matthew his passion for facilitating and coaching.
In a career of over 35 years, Matthew has worked in a variety of company structures that include a family owned business, SMEs and corporate groups. In his most recent role of Chief Executive he has led the association and its 1,200 business leaders in a range of activities including strategic planning, board development, organisational leadership and M&A activity. In his time as head of the association, membership grew from 250 companies to over 1,200. Financial reserves grew from a deficit of £50K to a surplus of over £1.4M and he led start-ups and acquisitions of assets in the events and media sectors.
As a business coach and mentor, Matthew is eager to lend his experience of working closely with many fellow CEOs over the past 30 years. He understands the true power of a collaborative approach within a Vistage group sharing a common ambition based around Central London and Surrey. The group consists of business leaders that will also reflect the diversity of today’s business environment. If you want to see how Vistage could help you become a better leader and help grow your business, get in touch with Matthew now.
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