Matt’s management career extends over 25 years having been responsible for the delivery of a wide range of services and support across Healthcare, Government, Aerospace and their partner organisations. Matt first got into the NHS by mistake, as his professional life began as an Architect. With this background – in how to design the space necessary for other people to do something useful – he naturally gravitated towards roles within organisational development, quality improvement and performance and programme management.
Apart from many years in and amongst operational management, Matt has led all sorts of change from innumerable small projects up to several large scale portfolio programmes and just about everything else in between. The range of work has encompassed Quality Improvement and Review, Multidisciplinary Team Development, Interprofessional Education, Strategic Planning, Decision Support, Business Development, Behavioural Change, Collaborative Commissioning and National Transformation Programmes. Described by a few smashing people, as “the best facilitator ever”, Matt has put that to use supporting the development of a wide range of stakeholder engagement networks including several national participant led, Communities of Practice.
Matt now provides advice and support on initiatives that extend across traditional organisational, policy and professional boundaries. Although a humble storyteller at heart, he’s mostly employed as a professional interferer, getting a great deal of fulfilment out of being immersed in large complex programmes, always looking for a better way for people to get the job done. He tends to talk a lot about bloody good design, asset based development, what innovation really is and pretty much anything that involves leveraging the diversity of a well informed crowd. Consequently, he also despises ubiquitous coffee-shop psychobabble. Matt’s intellectual interests are centred on translating the concepts, methods and tools from Complexity Science, into everyday practice. Sounds theoretical, but it’s all about being opportunity oriented.
With a challenging, insightful and entertaining style Matt regularly delivers keynote sessions for business and education and most often, just for the hell of it, when someone asks nicely:
“I also provide reorientation therapy for people who have been Leadershipped, or recently escaped from the Improvementalists, or just landed on earth for the first time”.