Matthew studied a Master of Engineering degree in Ship Science (Naval Architecture) at University. He joined Lloyd’s Register Classification Society as a graduate trainee and worked for 11 years as a ship surveyor in London, Cadiz, Lisbon, (Ulsan) South Korea and Gibraltar. He was involved in existing ship and new building surveys.
He also gained experience as a flag state surveyor whilst working for the Gibraltar Maritime Administration carrying out ISM / ISPS audits and maritime accident investigations. Similarly, he was involved in numerous casualty surveys and investigations, including engine failures, collision, grounding and fire damages whilst working for H&M Underwriters and P&I Clubs