- Board member
- United Kingdom
As the VP, Sales and Operations, Northern and Central Europe, Matt leads Google’s business and operations in Northern and Central Europe, with teams in twelve countries helping people and organisations make the most of the web.
Google’s products are enjoyed by millions of people and help millions of organisations succeed online. Businesses using the web well are growing four to eight times faster and exporting double compared with those not yet online. With products including Android, Chrome, Search, Maps and YouTube, as well as advertising and analytics products, Google aims to innovate and make using the web fun, simple and fast.
Matt joined Google in 2007, initially leading UK Sales, becoming UK MD two years later and taking on his current role in 2011. Before Google he spent much of his career in media and marketing, with particular interests in strategy and business performance.
Matt is a non-executive director of Sainsbury’s and a trustee of charities The Media Trust and The Climate Group. Outside work he enjoys sitting down sports, he has cycled the length of Great Britain for charity, was an international dinghy sailor and rower in both the Boat Race and Rowing World Championships where he has won medals for Great Britain. He lives in London, near the Thames, with his wife, two sons and small dog.