Matt is Director of News & External Relations at TfL, where he runs the organisation’s Media Relations, Government Relations, Corporate Comms and Stakeholder Advocacy & Engagement departments.
In his nine years at TfL, he has led media and PR work including the launch of London’s Night Tube, the 150th anniversary of London Underground, and the launch of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. The TfL Press Office was also named the best in-house PR team in the recent PRWeek Awards.
For the last decade, his team has run a paid internship encouraging BAME people into PR and the programme has expanded this year to bring new diverse talent into other areas of comms.
Before TfL, Matt worked for the Mayor of London’s Press Office; two years under Ken Livingstone and two years under Boris Johnson. He has also worked in media relations for the children’s charity Barnardo’s and for the online political think tank Open Democracy.