Mat was elected chair of Volunteering and Contact ACT in 2015 following two years as the President of Contact Canberra. Mat was the executive director of a national engineering firm and had previously worked in technology and general management roles before joining the Public Service where he currently works in a strategy and policy. He is a Harvard Business School Alumnus, holds a Master of Management, a Bachelor of Computer Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Additional board seats include an engineering firm, a local technology startup and a pair of US based advisory roles. Mat was appointed to the Board of Volunteering Australia in May 2016.