Matthew joined Newgate in May 2014 and as Director of Consulting. He has over 20 years of regulatory experience predominately as an employee of the FSA and then in other compliance consulting roles in the UK.
Matthew's most recent role was as Director of Corporate Authorisations at a compliance consultancy. Prior to that he spent over a decade in senior roles within the Permissions Department at the FSA, where he was responsible for assessing and making recommendations on applications for corporate authorisation and individual approval.
On the corporate side, Matthew dealt with applications from a wide range of market sectors including asset managers; brokerage firms; corporate finance advisers; large and complex insurance companies; e-money issuers and mortgage lenders.
On the individual approval side, Matthew was involved in leading and being a member of interview panels charged with assessing the fitness and propriety of key individuals applying to carry out senior management positions in the UK's largest financial institutions. This was part of the FSA's enhanced approvals process for individuals holding 'Significant Influence Functions' in the UK’s major financial institutions.
Matthew has a degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham and holds the Financial Planning and Investment Management Certificates.