Matthew is currently the Principal of John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, has been a teacher since 1974 and is a highly recognised educational leader on both a state and national level.

Throughout his career in education and the public sector, Matthew has placed a strong emphasis on the importance of community, inclusion and diversity, all of which are reflective of his core values.

As a father six adult children and eight grand children he is well aware of the aspirations and uncertainties faced by Western Australian families. He believes a fresh approach is required in the economic challenges facing the state and and in particular the resourcing of our schools and hospitals.

As a resident of Darlington for the last 14 years, he understands the unique environment that is encompassed by the State electorate of Kalamunda and the work that needs to be done to support its families and its communities.