21 Dec 2021
Matthew is the Chief Executive Officer of Arts Access Australia, the national peak body for arts and disability in Australia. He has deep and diverse experience in the Australian arts sector as well as 20 years of management experience in professional service firms. He has held senior leadership and executive management positions in national and international organisations, and led diverse teams in commercial and not-for-profit environments. Matthew has been Chair of the Brisbane Writers Festival and the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, and a Board member of Queerscreen, the presenter of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival. He also played a key role in setting up, and was an inaugural Bard member of, the Namatjira Legacy Trust working with family and community in Alice Springs. Matthew holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (with honours) and Master of Laws, and has completed postgraduate studies in management at the Harvard Business School. He brings to the Polyglot Board significant skills, as well as the perspective and experiences of a person living with disability.