Matt is a highly experienced editor and journalist with a career spanning over 25 years in the regional press and media industry. He has extensive experience in public speaking and delivering presentations to local business leaders and community organisations advising them on their media strategies. Being a Chamber Director gives him the opportunity to work closely with business leaders in the district and build on his reputation as both a respected member of the professional community and a local influencer. He regularly liaises with senior political figures, including MPs and council leaders, and has overseen major stories including the development of the district Local Plan, the fight against the Park Street strategic rail depot, and the regeneration efforts in the wake of the St Albans sinkhole.