Matt Finch is a strategy & foresight practitioner; he works with communities, companies, and institutions around the world to help them create innovative and effective strategies, programmes, partnerships, and offerings.
Matt Finch helps communities, companies, and institutions to create innovative and effective strategies, programmes, partnerships, and offerings. His work spans scenario planning and foresight, policy consultation and strategic direction, workshop facilitation and professional development.
Matt is an Associate Fellow of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, where he teaches on MBA & Executive MBA programmes and serves as Lead Facilitator on the award-winning Oxford Scenarios programme. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow of the University of Southern Queensland.
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 hosted the OECD’s 2020 COVID-response Government After Shock podcast.
Matt has spoken at the British House of Commons and Australia’s Parliament House and is regularly invited to keynote at conferences and events including ELGL 2020, ASPAC 2019, LIANZA 2017, SWITCH 2016 (PDF download), and VALA 2014. 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.