Matt was born, raised, schooled and lived most of his life in Knaresborough. He’s a passionate and experienced Health Manager with twenty years’ experience working as a senior manager in the NHS, including a large GP practice and running Harrogate Hospital’s A&E department. Matt also project managed the investment, development and building of the multi-million pound Mowbray Square Medical Centre in Harrogate.
He can often be seen leading the way on a tandem with Open Country, a charity which seeks to enable anyone with any disability to access the countryside. He has been a volunteer with this charity, including as a Trustee, for more than a decade.
Matt loves being out in nature and green spaces and planting trees, which he has done as a friend of Jacob Smith Park.