Matthew is an international policy, finance and investment expert specialising in sustainable energy, greenhouse gas mitigation and climate resilience. He is Director of Oxford Consulting Partners, and has acted as a consultant to a range of international agencies, including the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, AfDB, European Commission and UNDP. He actively supports the UK Government in the design and implementation of international climate policy. He was seconded to DFID as the low carbon economist on its programming of the International Climate Fund. Since 2004 he has led climate and energy security training for the Foreign Office, and has supported FCO regional strategy processes in North America, Latin America and South East Asia. He has worked on UK-funded energy and climate change programmes in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania. He has provided expert economic input to the UK Climate Change Review, the UK Energy Review and the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. He was previously principal consultant with AEA Technology, and an energy economics researcher at the University of Sunderland. He holds higher degrees from the Netherlands Business School and the University of Oxford.