Matthew loves data, and believes passionately in the importance of measuring what really matters - as a mechanism through which to ensure every single child, without exception or condition, be seen, be heard, be known and belong.

Formerly Principal of an award-winning international school in the Middle East, and with a long and varied career in school leadership both in the UK and internationally, Matthew now works closely with premium schools and school groups worldwide, helping them to use data wisely and well.

In recent years, he has worked face-to-face or remotely with thousands of educators across hundreds of schools in more than 60 countries, exploring the intersection of wellbeing and DEIJB through the prism of kind and 'warm', 'street' and slow data.

His keynotes and workshops have featured in educational conferences worldwide, including for COBIS, BSME, ECIS, TAISI, Data in Schools, SPAN (Safe Passage Across Networks), 21st Century Learning and Outstanding Schools.

He has been interviewed for numerous podcasts, including Teach Middle East, Flourishing at School, WISEducation, ISC Research, Making Stuff Better, Future Learning DesignNord Anglia Education, EUNEPA’s #LeadershipToGo Podcast, and Noonchi, for which he is a Thought Partner. He is also the host of the Jack and Me podcast.

Matthew is proud to be an Associate Consultant for LSC Education, in which role he coaches senior leaders in the UK and internationally, and also leads governance training with international school boards.

In addition, for the past ten years, he has loved being a trainer for GL Education globally, both face-to-face and online, through which work he continues to make and build connections worldwide.

Matthew is a passionate advocate for and ally of DEIJ worldwide, and member of ECIS’ DEIJ team and the Global Equality Collective; a member of the Diverse Educators network, and contributor to their 2022 book.

In this work, he helps schools both in the UK and around the world review their intersectional DEIJB journey through the personal lenses of gender identity and disability.

He lives on the Isle of Skye with his wonderful wife and atypical dog.