Relationship building comes naturally to Matt after a career performing many and varied roles which started at the family hotel well before Matt graduated and started fulltime work. Matt will attest to the fact that time working in the family hotel in his formative years gave him an ability to engage with all walks of life; from the company executive to the retired pensioner and everyone in between.
The family sold the Hotel in 2005 and Matt worked as a Compliance Manager for an Industrial Solutions provider across major industrial sites in the Gladstone Region which was a huge shift from life in the hotel industry however a successful transition which led to him eventually managing compliance for Gladstone and Mackay which consisted of a workforce of just over 200 people.
Matt returned to the hospitality industry and successfully project managed the renovation and reopening of the Grand Hotel Gladstone for the next three years before transitioning to a Human Resource and Labour Hire Company, as a Business Development Manager where Matt’s skills provided the platform for huge growth within the region and eventual promotion for Matt on a National level with the company and eventually taking over the role of Operations Manager , responsible for approximately 700 employees daily.
Matt is currently with ASX listed Decmil Group Limited, Homeground Villages where he is responsible for attracting and sourcing new business, stakeholder management, community engagement and focusing on opportunities for expansion of the group specifically workforce accommodation including build, own and operate ventures in strategic locations. He is a true rugby league man having played, coached, administered and volunteered in regional Queensland receiving a life membership from the Gladstone Brothers RLFC. Matt is a proud Brisbane Bombers NRL Expansion Bid Team Member.