Matthew is an Executive Director and co-founder of Altus Strategies and a director of its exploration subsidiaries. He holds an Honours degree in Earth Science from Anglia Ruskin University and a Master's degree in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. Matthew joined Cambridge Mineral Resources in 1999 and in 2002 he co-founded Ariana Resources which listed on AIM in 2005 [AIM: AAU]. In 2006 he joined African Aura Resources as Chief Operating Officer which listed on the TSX-V in 2008 and, through its merger with Mano River in 2009, created African Aura Mining, which in 2011 was divested into Afferro Mining which was acquired by IMIC in 2013 and gold producer Avesoro Resources (formerly Aureus Mining) [TSE/AIM: ASO]. Matthew is a director of Aegis Holdings and a co-founder of industry networking groups The Oxford Mining Club and Resource IQ.