Matthew Hurn, OBE FCT: a virtual toast

Our very own Matthew Hurn appeared in the New Year’s Honours List on 1 January, and we could not be more delighted, as Matthew is so deserving of this award!

Matthew has been a member of the ACT since 2001 when he passed the AMCT. He was made a Fellow by Council in 2009, and throughout his membership he has been very involved in the Association’s governance.  He was an elected member of Council 2005-8, Vice President 2008-9, Deputy President 2009-10, President 2010-11 and Immediate Past President and Chair of ARAC 2011-12.

Matthew was also on the Editorial Committee 2003-8 (Chair 2005-8), the Exam Board (Associate) 2005-7 and was Chair of the Deals of the Year awards panel of judges 2005-6.

Instrumental in establishing the ACT Middle East Advisory Panel, when Matthew moved to the UAE in 2008, he has chaired it since then and brought great (further) value to both the ACT and, most importantly, treasury in the region.

Matthew is currently Chief Financial Officer, Alternative Investments & Infrastructure, Mubadala Investment Company. This means he is the head of finance for the Group’s platform which incorporates Mubadala interests in Real Estate and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Mubadala Capital. Prior to this Matthew was the Group Treasurer with responsibility for treasury, financial risk management, tax and insurance. Prior to joining Mubadala, Matthew was the Group Treasurer of DSG International (formally Dixons Group) where he was instrumental in developing the company’s treasury framework and strategy to accommodate its overseas expansion into 28 countries. Matthew has worked extensively in the treasury industry for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. His previous treasury experience also includes several years at Otis, with responsibility for the UK treasury operations of United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 500 company.

Matthew was awarded the John Grout special recognition award at the Middle East Treasury Summit in 2018 (the 10-year anniversary of ACT in the region) in recognition of all he had done for the ACT in both the UK and the Middle East. This was only the second time the award has ever been given, so demonstrates clearly how much Matthew has done not only for the ACT but also the treasury community as a whole, and shows our deep appreciation and acknowledgment of that.

So, well done again, Matthew!  And we hope we will continue to have your support for many years to come!

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