Executive Director – Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Matthew is based in Hong Kong and leads the association’s policy and regulatory initiatives throughout the region for its 115-plus member firms, which comprise banks, asset managers, professional services firms and market infrastructure providers. Matthew also heads ASIFMA’s Public Policy Committee.
Matthew has 20 years of experience across financial services, B2C and B2B brands, government, technology operations, and market infrastructure. He has led and transformed teams in the UK and Asia Pacific, with responsibility for managing and growing businesses across diverse locations and cultures, strategy development and execution, navigating market structure change, regulatory affairs, operational risk management, and provision of fintech and regtech-based services. Previously, Matthew was Executive Director – Head of Institutional Trade Processing (APAC) at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and prior to that was Director, Corporate Strategy (Global) & Head of Strategy and Marketing (APAC) for Omgeo, an international joint venture between DTCC and Thomson Reuters. He has also held corporate planning and strategy roles at PepsiCo International and Cadbury plc.
Matt graduated with a Master of Commerce degree from the Australian School of Business in 2004, and Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degrees from UNSW, Australia in 1998. In 2016, Matt completed the Asialink Leaders Program which brings together leaders from the corporate and government sectors to foster knowledge, skills and networks for effective business engagement across Asia Pacific.
Matthew holds British and Australian citizenship and qualified as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) in 2018.