Matthew graduated from Oxford University and began his career with Morgan Stanley. He then established his own consultancy business focused on high quality residential and leisure projects. He joined Rettie & Co. in 1998 and has overseen the expansion of the company's Land and Development, New Homes and Research teams.
Recently, he has been working closely with the Scottish Government and regeneration agencies to look at new ways of stimulating house building and delivering mixed tenure affordable housing. He has also developed much of the thinking behind the National Housing Trust initiative and has developed parallel private sector led initiatives.