Matthew joined Sovereign as Senior Counsel in April 2016. His experience spans the public and private domains and includes in-depth exposure to a diverse set of functions and institutions including multilaterals, global philanthropic foundations, development banks, government agencies and large corporates. Over the past decade Matt has worked in asset management and private banking, and most recently in stakeholder relations with an innovative Geneva-based product development partnership (PDP) that works across government, philanthropy, academia, industry and civil society to drive forward a portfolio of health technologies. He currently advises clients on their resource mobilisation and external affairs strategies. Matt’s academic background is in the social, political and economic sciences and his current research interests are focused at doctoral level in the areas of innovation management and strategy.