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Matthew is actively championing Diversity and Inclusion with a commitment to build a safe and inclusive environment in Standard Chartered Bank. Through the use of data and better understanding of unconscious bias, he introduced new perspectives that were effective in hiring more women across the board. Matthew worked tirelessly to advance representation of women leadership across various committees – specifically at the Board Director level, women representation went up to 50% from 20% and in the Executive Committees to 25%. He lobbied to appoint 24 women leaders to local Leadership Councils. Matthew has been a personal mentor for women colleagues across different levels of seniority since 2015. He is an active sponsor of IGNITE, a coaching programme for junior women talents. As part of “SheReturns” initiative, Matthew was instrumental in the collaboration between the Bank, government agencies and NGOs to empower women who wish to resume work after a career break.