Matthew G. Smith

Director, Global Strategy Group – Insurance Sector Lead

KPMG in the UK

Matthew has over 15 years of experience working in the financial services sector both in industry and professional services. Primarily focusing on insurance, Matthew brings deep expertise in 3 critical areas: 1) Strategy - enterprise-wide strategy, operating model strategy, growth and deal strategy; 2) Transformation Design and Leadership - including cross functional, cross border, E2E transformations that deliver cost and culture benefits across all organizational functions through leveraging Lean, 6-sigma and other methodologies; 3) Operational Leadership, including running organizations of 1000+ people in complex and challenging environments. Matthew has been responsible for leading global strategy and transformation teams and has personally lived and worked in the UK, EMEA and US. A skilled influencer and critical thinker, Matthew has extensive experience working with C-suite executives to drive strategic and transformational change. Prior to joining KPMG, Matthew led AIG’s Lean Center of Excellence in EMEA.

Areas of expertise

Strategy, Transformation, Advisory, Deal Advisory, Financial Services, Insurance, Lean six sigma, Operational Excellence.

Education and qualifications

  • BSc Honours, Mathematics & Business, Loughborough University

  • MBA Operations Management and Supervision, University of Warwick, Warwick Business School

Accreditation

  • Lean Competency Systems Accreditation Cardiff University

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