Matt was elected to the brand new Iceni Ward in May 2023.
He began his career in Cambridge working at Addenbrookes Hospital in the A&E department, working in both trauma and paediatrics as a Physicians Assistant providing emergency/trauma care to patients. For many years healthcare was his main priority, offering support to patients in need and providing clinical training to student doctors to aid them with their ongoing studies. Following his career in healthcare Matt moved from looking after patients to looking after staff members with a change to Human Resources. Matt moved to Thetford in 2020 to live with his partner.
Matt said “I am so grateful to have been elected to the Town Council. I plan on working to represent both my ward and the town of Thetford as a whole”.
Matt spends his free time volunteering at community litter picks, assisting with many events hosted at the Charles Burrell Centre and walking along the various routes in Thetford Forest. Matt has a keen passion for the environment, often spending most Sundays walking at Warren Lodge or Barnham Common
Matt said: “From my background in healthcare to my move into HR I hopefully demonstrate that I really value the welfare of people above all. Physical, mental, emotional and workplace welfare really are my priority and I would make it my goal to ensure the residents in my ward feel they have a councillor who stands up for them and their best interests. I also believe in accountability and as a Councillor I want to hold all of the other councillors to a high standard and code of conduct I believe they should be following in their workplace”.
On the Town Council Matt is a member of the Heritage and Events Committee as well as being a member of the Planning Committee.