Mathew holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, where he completed his studies in Performance Making and History. Mathew grew up in remote central New South Wales and experienced firsthand the transformative impact of regional and remote artistic programs. He has experience as an actor, performance maker, manager and administrator.
Mathew is currently Executive Officer at the Australia Council for the Arts and has a particular interest in examining the intersection of arts, culture and government policies.
In addition to studying a Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) at NIDA, he is also completing a Master in Cultural and Creative Industries Management through the University of Technology of Sydney.