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Matthew Reed

Chief Executive of The Children’s Society

Matthew joined The Children’s Society as Chief Executive in May 2012. Previously he was the Chief Executive at The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, prior to which he was a director at Christian Aid. He is also the independent chair of the Birmingham Commission on Child Poverty.

Matthew is passionate about social justice, opportunity and inclusion. He is now leading The Children’s Society to develop its work with many of the most disadvantaged children and young people in the UK through tackling the effects and causes of child poverty and neglect.

He has a degree in Theology from the University of Oxford, a degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters degree in Management from the University of Surrey.

Matthew is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the RSA, and a trustee of Children England. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and two teenaged children.