Bachelor of Arts | Master of Environment
Director and Senior Consultant
Matt is a Senior Consultant and Co-Founder of FPC. Over the course of his 10-years in consulting Matt has led or substantively contributed over 150 projects, and developed a comprehensive understanding of diverse content areas and practices. His passion is working with clients and program partners to address challenging problems and needs in a pragmatic and adaptable manner.
Matt works on projects that span the environment, health and social sectors, with clients of all types domestically and internationally. He is recognised for his adaptable approach, and consideration for both short-term and strategic long-term needs. This has resulted in strong and ongoing relationships with multiple organisations.
Matt routinely works on initiatives that span approaches to include systems thinking, design and complexity. Drawing on these broader knowledge bases in collaboration with clients, his focus is on figuring out 'what works' for them and those the serve. Matt is also a recognised facilitator (both online and in-person). He has designed and led evaluation capability building programs for large State Government entitites, training on systems methodologies, and a blended approach to co-design and evaluation processes.
Matt is also the Co-Convenor of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) Special Interest Group on Design and Evaluation. The SIG recognises the links between design and evaluation and the importance of these fields complementing each other.
Before founding FPC, Matt was a Consultant at Roberts Evaluation. Prior to evaluation and consulting, Matt spent spent nearly five years working on a variety of projects and roles in the international and higher education sectors at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne.
Examples of projects Matt has led or contributed significantly to include:
Matt has a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Development Studies) from La Trobe University. His Masters thesis explored an alternative model to urban regeneration efforts that were underway in Pretoria, South Africa. This involved in-depth interviews with street vendors experiencing forced relocation, and the subsequent predicted socio-economic impacts on their lives.
Outside of tertiary qualifications, Matt has undertaken extensive training in design methodologies and approaches, and systems practices.