I help organisations and communities, large or small, to create new and effective activities, policies, and offerings.
Matt Finch helps communities, companies, and institutions to create effective and innovative strategies, programmes, and partnerships. His work spans scenario planning and foresight, policy consultation and strategic direction, plus facilitation and professional development for staff at all levels.
Matt is regularly invited to keynote at conferences and events including ELGL 2020, ASPAC 2019, LIANZA 2017, SWITCH 2016 (PDF download), and VALA 2014. He regularly serves as a facilitator on the Scenario Planning course at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.
Matt’s recent work includes scenarios of future domestic energy consumption for Energy Consumers Australia, the future of Norwegian schools for the University of Oslo, impact evaluation methodologies for the Spanish Ministry of Culture & Sport, and foresight consultancy to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 IMAJINE project on the future of regional inequality. He is also a columnist at Information Professional magazine, and a host of the OECD’s 2020 Government After Shock podcast.
Matt has spoken at the British House of Commons and Australia’s Parliament House on literacy issues and gave a presentation on strategic storytelling at the global IFLA President’s Meeting 2018. From 2016-2017 he was the first ever Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland and a Creative/Researcher at British Library Labs.
Matt holds a Ph.D. in Modern Intellectual History from the University of London, and holds PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification for project management. His writing credits cover a range of print and online media in the US, UK, and beyond.