Mr. Matthews has served on the Board since July 2008 and became non-executive chairman in April 2017. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Anthesis Consulting Group, a newly established global sustainable business practice consultancy. Previously he served for 5 years as Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Origo Partners Plc, a London listed private equity investment business focused on Asia. Mr Matthews has held board positions with a number of international companies operating in developing markets, responsible for financial functions, business development and corporate strategy. He brings over 20 years' experience in investment banking with roles in research, corporate finance and corporate broking at ANZ, Beeson Gregory (now Investec), HSBC and Seymour Pierce. He has been involved in a large number of fundraisings for companies in both private and public markets, across a broad range of industry sectors including technology, consumer and business services. After reading history at Cambridge University, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its London office. He is a member of the UK’s Securities & Investment Institute and an alumnus of the London Business School.