Matthew Sowemimo: Director of Policy and Communications
Matthew Sowemimo is Director of Policy and Communications at The Trust. Previously, he was Director of Communications at The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Epilepsy Society where he developed a strong national media presence for these charities and enhanced their influence with central government. He played a major role in securing funding for high cost medicines in the national health service. Earlier in his career he has managed public affairs and campaigns functions in a series of national charities including The Multiple Sclerosis Society and Christian Aid. He has helped grassroots campaigners in Britain and Sub-Saharan African develop the skills needed to influence policymakers. Matthew is a former press officer for two government ministers. He has a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Sheffield and has written articles about British and European Union politics in a series of academic journals. Matthew does acting classes in his time outside work and one day hopes to perform in a play.