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 most recent public project is a set of scenarios for the future of global internet governance created with auDA, the administrator of Australia’s .au domain. His previous public 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 and Sport, plus scenario work on the European Commission’s Horizon-funded IMAJINE project on the future of regional inequality. Matt is also an adviser to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations and 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, heritage and environmental conservation, 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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