Mat leads Central Research Laboratory’s (CRL) team in developing programmes and shaping long-term strategy. Alongside this, he builds external partnerships across the private, public and non-profit sector, and represents CRL in the worlds of design, technology and public policy.

Mat’s career has focused on design-led innovation across a number of fields. Firstly, at global innovation consultants IDEO, in both San Francisco and London, developing digital products, services and strategies; and then as Chief Design Officer at the UK Design Council, where he led pioneering work bringing design and start-up practice to public and non-profit sectors. He also established the Design Council Spark product investment fund accelerator.