After completing a Bachelor of Technology in Aquaculture in 2000, Matthew commenced his career as an Aquaculture Technical Support Officer for the Yorke Regional Development Board and Executive Officer of the South Australian Oyster Research Council (SAORC).
In 2003, Matthew became a partner in Corvel Marketing and Management, providing Executive Officer and Market Development services to the Australian southern rock lobster industry and many other South Australian wild catch fisheries and aquaculture industries.
Matthew established his own consulting and trading businesses in 2008 in the USA and Australia. Over the last 13 years, the trading businesses have grown substantially and specialise in selling niche seafood, wagyu and angus beef, lamb and other specialty food items.
Matthew has been the sole importer of Yumbah’s abalone to North America since 2008, and was pivotal in developing the USA and Canadian markets with Yumbah abalone brands.
In addition, in partnership with Jon Lillie, Matthew established a seafood trading business, Fisher Direct, in Australia in 2013.
In November 2016, Matthew was appointed as Yumbah’s General Manager – Sales and Marketing and has delivered a fifty-six percent increase in sales since his appointment. Matthew has been instrumental in expanding Yumbah’s product range and market diversification.