Matt Smith

Senior Fellow

Matt advises CFE on its research and communities, facilitates partnerships, and provides overarching strategic guidance to the team.

He was recruited by Luke Johnson in 2013 to design, launch and run the Centre as a think tank, before merging it with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation in 2017 to create a unified entrepreneurship foundation. Alongside his ongoing CFE role, Matt is director of policy and research at Global Entrepreneurship Network.

Previously, Matt co-founded student enterprise charity NACUE and worked at Enterprise UK. He helped launch the European Startup Network and served as board member from 2016-2019. He sits on the board of the National Enterprise Network.