Matt Symonds is a former senior partner at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co, where he ran the UK Financial Services practice. Matt is also Chair of Nottingham Contemporary, a leading UK contemporary art institution, and is a trustee for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where he is a member of its Finance and Audit Committees. He is also on the Board of Trustees for Action for ME, a UK-based charity.
Matt has an extensive range of business interests. In financial services, he is the Senior Independent Director and RemCo Chair for Chetwood, one of the UK’s leading fintech challenger banks. In search, he is Vice Chair at Stonehaven International, a leading global executive search boutique. Matt also independently advises investors, boards, and management teams on issues of strategy, organization, growth, and crisis management.
Matt co-founded Alice Black Art in 2017, a contemporary art gallery based in Soho, London. The gallery works with a range of emerging and established artists in paint, sculpture, video, and performance arts, and has won wide acclaim for its program and approach.
Matt is a graduate of Oxford University and has an MBA from INSEAD.