Matthew Bowcock

Treasurer, UK Board

Matthew Bowcock was until recently Chairman of UK Community Foundations. He is a Council Member of the Arts Council of England, a trustee of the Beacon Awards and the Watts Gallery, and a member of the Big Society Capital advisory board. Matthew was a founding director of Localgiving.com, and a member of the Philanthropy Review Board. In 2012, he authored a report for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport called “Digital Giving in the Arts—Democratising Philanthropy.” He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014. His background is in technology entrepreneurship, company start-up, and investment. After a Law degree, he worked for international technology companies before setting up a software business in 1989, the first of several businesses he has established in Australia, the U.S., and the UK. In 2000, Matthew and his wife Helen (Cohort 12) established The Hazelhurst Trust, a private family trust, and, since 2005, he has focused his energies on developing greater philanthropy in Britain.