Matthew Searle

Head of Relationship Management

Matthew Searle

Matthew Searle

Henley Careers
07976 828 054


Matt leads the employer relationship management and events strategy for the award-winning careers team at Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He leads a team of three and is also a tutor for placement students who are undertaking their year in industry. Matt’s main role is to build long-lasting relationships up to C-suite level to help organisations in the Thames Valley, UK and around the globe navigate Henley Business School to support their current and future talent management strategy.

After graduating from Royal Holloway with a BA in German, Matt was elected as Vice President Education & Welfare at the Students' Union. After leaving university, Matt took on a marketing and PR role at a small charity and then moved into event management. He worked for The Economist Group, event managing global training courses for cash and treasury management professionals.

Matt joined KPMG in March 2008 as a Global Learning and Development Co-ordinator where he managed training courses for their Global Tax Business School. He then undertook a secondment in the UK Financial Services Marketing team and was then promoted to the UK Brand Management team as a project manager. Major projects included managing our branding at the 2010 The Ryder Cup and masterminding KPMG's successful Accountancy Age award submissions, winning Global Firm of the Year.

In September 2010 Matt joined the Global Events team managing high-level meetings and conferences all around the world on behalf of the Global Chairman and his team. In June 2013, he joined the UK Marketing team where he worked on Public Sector marketing campaigns.

Matt was then promoted into the student recruitment team at KPMG, leading a team of four. He worked on a number of projects including two Milkround campaigns, two Spring campaigns, nationwide roll out of a Year 12 work experience programme and managed operations for both the North and Scotland as well as London Audit and Tax.

Matt is a qualified marketer, a current trustee at Manchester Metropolitan Students' Union and a non-executive director at always possible, a consultancy firm.