Matthew is responsible for leading the ORCID membership team and developing the global community of members. Based in Amsterdam, Matthew manages the global team of Regional Directors to develop ORCID as an international-scale research effort. In addition to his role as Director of Membership, Matthew builds relationships with key institutions and governments across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Previously based in Johannesburg, Matthew joined ORCID in May 2015 as the regional Director, MEA. He came to ORCID from Thomson Reuters, where he covered the Eastern and Southern Africa region; and prior to that was the Regional Sales Manager at EBSCO Information Services. He completed a BA (Psychology) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. In addition, Matthew has also completed courses in Java, Flash, XML, html, Perl, and SQL.