Matt is a former federal member of parliament and adviser to the Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister and Federal Education Minister.
He is a government relations expert who assists clients to effectively advocate their views on political, policy and regulatory matters. Matt has worked at senior levels of state and federal governments for over 10 years in South Australia and nationally bringing extensive political and government networks. He has experience in international trade and investment having worked in Europe and with projects across Asia and the United States.
Before entering federal parliament, Matt worked in leading international and South Australian professional services firms on government and corporate projects in energy and resources, advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism and aviation, food and wine, health services and banking and financial services.
Since joining SEC Newgate, Matt has led projects for American Express, Mondelez International, Diageo Australia, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and has also worked with SA Power Networks, the University of Adelaide and Uber on major projects. In addition to his work in public affairs, Matt has advised on stakeholder engagement, corporate communications and research projects.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Law degree as well as a Bachelor of Economics – Politics Major
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