Matt is a native Tasmanian having attended Clarence High School before matriculating from Rosny College. Matt then completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aquaculture at University of Tasmania’s Launceston campus.
After a brief stint with IMAS working in their fisheries division Matt entered the oyster industry as a hatchery technician with Cameron of Tasmania at their Dunalley hatchery where he spent 5 years. As a fully vertically integrated company he experienced all aspects of Pacific oyster farming from larval rearing to grow out and processing.
Seeking a new challenge Matt then moved to Broome, Western Australia where he was employed by Paspaley Pearling Company as the algal production manager in their co-operative hatchery producing Pearl oysters. Although predominantly working to produce high quality micro-algae Matt was involved in all areas of hatchery production.
After 3 years the pull of home was strong and Matt then returned to Tasmania to take up his current role as General Manager of Australian Seafood Industries, a position he has now occupied for 6 years.