Matt is Director of the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School. He works with colleagues across the Ashridge faculty to lead research on leadership, organisational change, leadership development and sustainability. He has recently led research exploring CEO perspectives on the implications of sustainability for leadership and leadership development, working with organisations including Unilever, Marks&Spencer, IBM, HSBC, Ernst&Young, IMC Group, Bovis Lend Lease, InterfaceFLOR and Sky, as well as the United Nations Global Compact, the International Business Leaders Forum and Business in the Community.
Matt teaches on a range of Ashridge executive and qualification programmes, including the MBA. Matt is a frequent contributor to industry and academic conferences and widely published, with recent contributions to The Economist, The Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review.
Matt was awarded the 2010 ‘Rising Star’ award as part of the Academy of Business in Society-Aspen Institute European Faculty Pioneer Awards, which are made annually to honour European Business School faculty who have demonstrated great vision and outstanding leadership in integrating the principles of sustainable development into research, education and learning, student communities and corporate practice.