Matthew is the incoming CEO for NHSX, a new body set up to ensure that staff and patients have the technology they need. He has said his priorities are to reduce the burden on clinicians, to put services and information into the hands of citizens, and to ensure that clinicians can safely access patient data from wherever they are in the system.
For the past 3 years, he has been the Government’s Director-General for Digital and Media Policy. Before that he was British Ambassador to Israel, where he set up the UK-Israel Tech Hub, and the UK Government’s Director of Cyber Security. As well as Israel, he has done postings in Tehran, Islamabad, Washington and Manila.