Matthew Cawthorne is The Alternative Board’s local facilitator for the Three Rivers district, extending from Amersham and Watford southwards towards the M4.
After university and a first career in the Royal Marines, Matthew managed security businesses in Iraq for nine years. Born in Kent, he has lived in Watford with his wife and two daughters since 2002.
Matthew’s core skills lie in strategy, risk management, quality processes, coaching and cultural awareness across a broad range of backgrounds. He is a strong believer that “small is beautiful” and sees SMEs as the engine of the British economy as it faces challenges ahead. He is passionate about people and performance.
In his spare time, Matthew is governor of a state school and a private school, sings in a barbershop chorus and a church choir, chairs the Watford-Novgorod Friendship Society, sits on the committee of a London club and is writing a book about compliance in the armed private security industry.