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Understanding ModernGov

Matt Lancashire

Director of Policy & Public Affairs, The Scottish Council for Development & Industry

Matt is a highly motivated dynamic, entrepreneurial and inspirational leader with 10 years national experience in senior management roles at Board level in both the private and not for profit sector. Strategically and politically aware and commercially focused with a creative business flair, highly numerate with an emphasis on detail and quality. Assertive, decisive and confident in taking difficult decisions in challenging and complex business, policy and political situations.

Matt currently works as Director of Policy & Public Affairs at SCDI. The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is a leading independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland.

As a broad-based organisation, our influential and diverse membership is drawn from a wide variety of business sectors, trade unions, public agencies, educational institutions, local authorities and enterprise organisations, professional bodies and trade associations, arts organisations, faith groups, charitable organisations and the third sector. This unique gathering of knowledge, experience and talent across the private, public and social economies, and all geographies, provides a dynamic and creative force for change.