Matthew has over a decade of experience as a trusted voice within provincial, federal and North American governments. Previous to his arrival at Sussex, Matthew led the government relations team for Union Gas, Spectra Energy and, more recently, Enbridge Inc. in Ontario and Eastern Canada.
Before moving to the private sector, Matthew worked for then Ontario Minister of Energy, the Honourable John Baird, and former Progressive Conservative Opposition Leader and now Mayor of Toronto, John Tory. He was also Executive Assistant to several Progressive Conservative House Leaders.
Matthew is a well-recognized leader in politics and regulated sectors. He has spearheaded many legislative, policy and planning initiatives and has led teams that have achieved unique results across the country while working closely with host municipalities and Indigenous communities. Matthew has also been involved in advancing trade with the United States and multiple projects, policies and proceedings on both sides of the border.
Active in his local community, Matthew has been involved in multiple charitable organizations. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, he has also received certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor.
Matthew serves clients in the energy and natural resource sectors domestically and globally to both analyze the complex government and regulatory environment, as well as serve the firm’s broader government relations clients.