Mathews life has been driven by 2 focuses, to seek adventure and to protect others. Joining the British Military Police at 18 he served his country as a Military Policeman before working for the US Department of Defence as a close protection officer covering Baghdad, Ramadi and Fallujah.
When a unique opportunity presented itself to re-train as a stock broker in London and Monaco, he took it, utilising it to fulfil his life-long dream of launching a new series of care homes to rehabilitate children from abusive backgrounds.
With his military and charitable roots never far from his mind, Mathew has continued to push his body beyond the usual limits to raise money and awareness for those less fortunate. In 2010 he ran from Plymouth to London with the Royal Marine Commandos and 2013 saw him trek the UK’s most injured soldier across the Hardanger Glacier for the Pilgrim Bandits Charity.
Most recently, in 2016, Mathew skippered and personally financed a team of non-rowers to become the first team ever to row the Atlantic from mainland Europe to mainland South America setting two world records in the process. This feat raised over £120,000 for the NSPCC one of the UKs leading childrens charities, who awarded him with a full patronage, an honor he holds close to his heart.