As General Counsel and Company Secretary, Matt is responsible for legal affairs, including overseeing, identifying and dealing with all legal issues which affect Starling. Matt has been a partner at three law firms, most recently Thomas Eggar, working in corporate law and acting for a number of financial services institutions.
He joined Starling because he was interested in trying to do something that would change things. Anne Boden had been a client for many years and they had worked together on successful projects, so he thought he’d go “all in” with Starling to give himself a new challenge (plus his wife thought he’d be good as an in-house lawyer).
If he wasn’t working at Starling, Matt would probably still be satisfying his obsession with detail as a lawyer somewhere, but he would love to be a golf course architect.