Senior executive search, leadership & coaching professional
Matthew is a senior executive search, leadership and executive coaching professional with over 24 year’s global expertise in identifying, assessing and coaching talent at senior level executives. He has hired senior executives in 45 countries across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific for the world’s leading companies.
Since 2010 he has been Partner for the Middle East and Africa with Boyden, the world’s oldest and largest private executive search firm, founded in 1946 with over 70 offices in 40 countries. He works with clients across sectors including: Consumer, Real Estate, Government, Industrial, Infrastructure, Airports, Airlines, Aerospace, Family Groups, Private Equity, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and alternative Asset Management. Matthew has conducted over 500 Global Searches, interviewed over 6000 global C level senior executives, conducting over 600 hours of executive coaching and assessment of executives, boards and their performance.
In 2009 he founded Alchemy Executive, an emerging markets focused Executive Coaching business works with leading regional companies and exceptional individuals across MEA. In 2015 he Co-founded N3 Executive Coaching with Professor Justin Kennedy, Professor of Neuroscience and Founder member of the Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching. N3 delivers Neuroscience based, academically accredited coaching to executives, corporates, MBA schools across the EMEA region. Matthew is currently conducting his PhD research in the field of Neuroscience and its effectiveness in Executive and Health Coaching with Professor Kennedy at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, whilst also writing his first book, focused on the field of Employee Engagement, Motivation, and Corporate and Personal Performance. He is a member of the AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) the BBG (British Business Group) and the Capital Club, Dubai.
Matthew serves as Focus Chair for Talent, Leadership and Development within the British Business Group, Dubai and Committee Member. He is also a Coach and Mentor to Reach, the leading Women in Business, Not for Profit mentoring organization in the Middle East. He is a regular speaker at various MBA Schools including INSEAD and London Business School where is he is an EMBA coach. He is a regular media contributor and commentator in the MEA region on talent, succession planning, leadership, regional dynamics, cultural awareness and nationalization. Matthew graduated with a BSc (Hons) in the UK and has lived and worked in London, UK, Hong Kong and since 2007 across the Middle East and Africa based from Dubai, UAE.