Matthew Patten

political & communications director, Centre for Social Justice

Matthew is the Political & Communications Director for the Centre for Social Justice, the UK’s leading think-tank tackling the root causes of poverty and social breakdown.   

Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London, CEO of The Lord’s Taverners, and founding CEO of global sports and entertainment agency, M&C Saatchi Sponsorship.

Matthew was a Member of the European Parliament and sat on the EU’s Employment & Social Affairs Committee and was spokesperson for children & young people.

His non-executive Director roles have included St John Ambulance, London Funders, The Oxford Literary Festival, The Centre for Brexit Policy, and Chair of Governors at Ipswich High School. 

Matthew describes his greatest achievement as delivering his third son. The midwives were late, there was nothing else to be done, and fortunately his wife knew exactly what to do.

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