Matthew is responsible for leading and managing the global adoption of ORCID across our communities and sectors. Based in Amsterdam, Matthew manages the global team to drive ORCID's sustainability, engagement and outreach across our communities; building ORCID as an international-scale research effort. Previously based in Johannesburg, Matthew joined ORCID in 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.