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Matthew Bowcock CBE

Matthew Bowcock CBE

Matthew Bowcock was until recently Chairman of UK Community Foundations. He is a trustee of the Beacon Awards and a member of the Big Society Capital advisory board.  Matthew was a founding director of Localgiving.com and a member of the Philanthropy Review Board. In 2012 he authored a report for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport called “Digital Giving in the Arts – Democratising Philanthropy.”  He is a trustee of the Watts Gallery and Chair of Local Means Ltd.

His background is in technology entrepreneurship, company start-up and investment, international marketing and company directorship.  After a Law degree Matthew worked for international technology companies before setting up a software business in 1989, the first of several businesses he has established in Australia, the US and the UK.

In 2000 Matthew established The Hazelhurst Trust, a private family trust, and since 2005 has focused his energies on developing a new culture of engaged philanthropy in Britain. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2014 for services to community philanthropy. 

He holds no other public appointments.

Term of appointment: 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2017

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