Matt started in the veterinary profession in 1988 as a vet nurse in a local Newcastle veterinary hospital.  He has since worked in general practice, RSPCA, emergency and a large specialist hospital in Sydney.  He also spent 13 years in veterinary supply, supplying hospitals with pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment and IT solutions.

Many of our local professional community know Matt through one of the above capacities. Or you may also be aware that he spent a number of years here at AREC as Hospital Administrator.  Matt has now returned to AREC and therefore brings an impressive depth of experience, knowledge and networks as he steps into the role of CEO.

Outside of work, Matt has 6 children and 1 labradoodle.  They enjoy time together as a family camping and 4 wheel driving.