Matthew has worked in the telecoms sector for over 15 years, managing regulatory affairs and developing policy in both the public and private sector. In 2002 he joined the Home Office leading on development and implementation of the UK communications data retention regime in the wake of 9/11. He worked extensively with many ISPs and other industry stakeholders to formulate a workable data retention policy balancing the needs of law enforcement and industry. From there he moved to Sky, managing regulatory affairs for Sky’s telephony product SkyTalk. He sat on the Member Board of Otelo (the then telecoms ombudsman) for two years, representing smaller providers and setting strategy and direction for the organisation. In 2006 he left Sky to join Ofcom where he worked for over four years in the Competition Group developing telecoms policy and resolving industry disputes in the Investigations team. Since 2011 Matthew has worked at Verizon, the global telecoms and technology company. He now heads the UK & IE regulatory, public policy and government affairs team and sits on the board of ALTO, the trade association for fixed providers operating in Ireland.