Matthew is the Immediate Past President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, a past President of Association of Directors Environment, Economy and Transport (ADEPT), former chair of the UK Roads Board and the Midland Highway Alliance Board. For the majority of his career he has worked in the public sector working for 5 different County Councils. His final role in local government was Director of Environment and Transport for Leicestershire County council. In 2011 he was seconded to work for the Department for Transport, Local Transport Division on the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) and other related initiatives. From 2013 he moved into the private sector working for both consultants and a contractor - Mouchel, Keir and more recently WSP.He has played a major role in the development of UK national guidance in Highway Asset Management, collaborative working, procurement, LEAN and service improvement.He has also presented a number of papers in USA, Europe, China and Australasia on highways maintenance and transport topics. Matthew has won numerous awards for his personal contribution most notably the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Municipal Engineer of the year, the UK National Transport Award for his outstanding contribution to local transport, an ICE Award for outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering in the East Midlands and the OBE for services to local government.