Controller of Business Systems & Integration, Sightsavers
Matt has worked with technology from a young age, building his first PC out of spare parts in his parents’ garage at the age of 9. He has worked across multiple sectors, from leisure, through marketing & data analytics to not-for-profit. Matt started working at Sightsavers, an International NGO, back in 2008 as a Service Desk Technician. 5 years later, he was put in charge of the Global IT team and hasn’t looked back since.
Over the 12+ years of working at Sightsavers, Matt has overseen multiple major projects, from migrating servers to a private cloud, moving to O365, data warehousing and analytics, systems development and of course the dreaded managed print contract renewal. After becoming interested in business analysis, Matt set up a Business Application team at Sightsavers 4 years ago to assist the organisation in managing system integration and development. The team is now taking on a large data strategy project to help streamline global data capture and processing across the organisation.
As a member of Charity IT Leaders, he was quick to volunteer to assist with organising the Annual Conference and became the Conference Trustee shortly afterwards. After running several successful conferences, Matt has taken on a new challenge as Secretary of Charity IT Leaders.
He is passionate about his family, all things data, any form of technology, photography and, with a collection that overshadows that of his two children, Lego.