Matthew is Carbon Strategy Director for Heathrow, in a newly formed function which has brought together the airport’s business strategy and sustainability areas into a new “Carbon & Strategy Department”. He has been Sustainability & Environment Director at Heathrow for the last decade, leading the team that developed “Heathrow 2.0”, the airport’s award-winning leadership plan for sustainable growth. He played a key role in developing the new approach to expansion which was backed by the Airports Commission and parliament.
He is a Council member and past Chair of Sustainable Aviation, the coalition of UK airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers and airports. He has represented the global airports industry in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s working group on aviation and climate change, and Heathrow on the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.
He is a trustee of the Hillingdon Community Trust, a past Vice-Chair of SERA, the Labour Environment Campaign, and a past trustee of Tourism Concern, which campaigns for ethical tourism, and of the Heathrow Community Fund. Matthew is a fluent French and Spanish speaker and has co-authored a book on corporate responsibility: ‘Big Business, Big Responsibilities. From villains to visionaries – how companies are tackling the world’s greatest challenges’. He is married with two school-age children.