Matthew is probably the most complete performer we know. We’ve had the privilege of working with him since 2004 and since then he has proved to be the most committed and capable performer with whom we’ve worked. From his original athlete at work™ programme Matthew has totally understood what high performance meant for him and he’s applied it consistently and with courage, testing things out with passion and intensity and finding his own performance recipe.
He’s equally passionate about helping any team he’s on get better and when you see how some of those team members have progressed in their own careers, you can begin to see the start of a legacy. A legacy that really started to take hold when Matthew championed the elite team™ programme in AXA Claims.
Without his sponsorship and passion and faith in the power of performance, that remarkable change would never have happened. Matthew’s role as an advocate, when combined with the trust and respect with which he was held in AXA, was pivotal. The fact that AXA Claims is recognised by the new leader of that part of the business as a role model for performance, is a testament to his courage and consistency.
Having moved to NFU Mutual, it was clear that from the outset Matthew understood the different environment and conditions, and adapted his performance appropriately. This he did without explicit coaching support from anyone in a formal sense, demonstrating how capable he is of leading high performance in his own right. Matthew is again helping key people think in a different way and to build on significant existing strengths to become even better. When he needs advice, help and support he asks for it – a sign of that continuing desire to learn.
We wouldn’t hesitate in putting Matthew in front of any customer as a coach or placing him on any team as a leader – he really is a bit of a legend. We’re proud to welcome Matthew into the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame
Our purpose is to help the corporate world to think, prepare and perform like world class athletes. Being world class means consistently demonstrating qualities that epitomise the elite and make them different from the ordinary, and the people in this Hall of Fame have shown themselves to be extraordinary in doing that
They adhere to the principles of high performance, especially when times are tough
They apply high performance principles consistently, not as a one off
They’ve internalised the principles and value using them
They role model them
They've done these things effectively to drive results
They have a drive to continue their performance journey and keep setting higher standards
We feel proud to have worked with them
We’re privileged to know some people who, in our view, are world class in their chosen field. This section of the website is to celebrate these people and shares their stories.