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Chief Executive Officer
Matt joined SSH in July 2013, when he was tasked with opening the company’s Qatar office as Resident Director. In early 2014, he became Managing Director for all SSH’s territories excluding Kuwait. In 2015, Matt’s support of the Oman office was instrumental in SSH being awarded Consultant of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards.
The following year, Matt became Chief Operating Officer of SSH across all territories, overseeing the company’s divisional reports for the Building, Infrastructure and Construction Services divisions. In this role, he not only spearheaded the diversification of revenue streams across SSH’s regional and international markets, he also drove the expansion of the company’s project portfolio across its territories.
In 2017, Matt was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SSH and aims to strengthen the company’s position as a trusted collaborator to its clients and strategic partners, as well as encourage new business.
Before joining SSH, Matt worked at Atkins for 16 years, in later years being the Managing Director for the Oman office covering master planning, buildings, infrastructure and site operations. Prior to this, Matt was Design Solutions Director Designate for the Northern Gulf Business.
Matt’s geographic experience extends to the UK, the GCC and Eastern Europe. During his time at Atkins Oman, he received the Consultant of the Year award from Construction Week Magazine, he was also named Executive of the Year. These awards recognised Matt’s strong leadership and client skills as well as his ability to identify and develop young engineering and design talent.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Southampton University in the UK, and is a Chartered member of the UK Institute of Civil Engineers.