Matt Finch

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Matt Finch is a strategy and foresight practitioner. He helps companies, communities, and institutions to surface new ideas and bring them to action.

His work spans policy consultation, scenario planning and strategic direction, community engagement, and professional development for staff at all levels.

Matt’s previous projects include workshop design and facilitation for the OECD, scenarios for Energy Consumers Australia, the future of Norwegian schools for the University of Oslo, impact evaluation methodologies for the Spanish Ministry of Culture & Sport, and foresight consultancy to the European Commission’s Horizon-funded IMAJINE project on the future of regional inequality. Matt is also a member of the Strategic Foresight Expert Working Group for the European cybersecurity agency ENISA.

He has worked globally in the public, private, and non-profit sectors as well as academia, and has advised clients across fields including aerospace, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, intellectual property and the legal sector, education, and broadcast media. He has spoken in both the British House of Commons and the Australian Federal Parliament, and was a host of the OECD's 2020 Government After Shock pandemic podcast.

Matt holds a PhD in Modern Intellectual History from the University of London and has written on scenario planning for academic, specialist, and popular publications.


Matt serves as a programme director for custom executive education engagements. He also teaches scenario planning on the MBA and Executive MBA, and has served as lead facilitator on the award-winning Oxford Scenarios Programme

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