Matthew became Group Managing Director in 2019, assuming full responsibility for all divisions across the Group. Within this role, Matthew leads the Executive Board and the relationship with our investors, LDC. Matthew still retains a strong customer focus and manages the Senior Sales Directors across the globe.
Having joined ADEY in July 2017 as UK & Ireland Sales Director and making an instant impact, Matthew was promoted to the newly formed role of Global Sales Director a year later. This added the European and North American territories to his responsibilities as well as the Commercial Division.
Before working at ADEY, Matthew was Regional Trading Director at Wolseley UK for three years, with full responsibility for the P&L in their Northern Region with sales of circa £385m. In the early part of his career, Matthew spent nine years with a water treatment competitor, progressing through the Sales division into a senior role before moving to Wolseley in 2014.
Matthew holds a BA(Hons) Law and Marketing degree and has several professional achievements he is particularly proud of. The most recent has been the improved culture built within the ADEY business and the subsequent financial results achieved by the business. Before joining ADEY, another big accomplishment for Matt was taking a bold but ultimately successful move into a new arena, merchanting, including operations responsibility for 165 Trade Branches and over 1,000 colleagues.
Among his core values, integrity, trust and respect rank high, and are integral to both Matthew’s leadership style and decision-making.
Outside of work, Matthew is married with three young sons. He loves most sports and was formerly a rugby union player for over 30 years. Other keen interests include hiking and photography.
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