Education is undergoing profound change as it adapts to labor market, technological and regulatory change. The right strategy has never been more important.

Matthew Robb

EY-Parthenon UK&I Strategy Leader

Education strategist covering entire sector: investors, public and private operators, and regulators. Multi-academy trust director. Charmed husband, father of climber and football-mad kids.

Matt is an EY-Parthenon UK&I Strategy Leader. He has been with Parthenon since 2010, before its combination with EY in August 2014.

Since joining Parthenon, Matt has led the Education practice of the EY member firm, overseeing work across every stage and sub-sector of education in the UK and across Europe, including public and private schools (K-12), vocational and further education, universities and support services.

Matt has worked in buy- and sell-side diligence, international strategy, marketing and sales force strategy and general corporate strategy. During his career, he has worked in both public and private sectors within the education industry.

He has held profit and loss responsibility while working in the education support services sector and has led teams working on school improvement, academy development, education infrastructure and children’s services technology and management information.

Matt has a degree in Natural Sciences and Genetic Engineering from University of Cambridge.

How Matthew is building a better working world

Matt has developed EY-Parthenon services to help improve education. For example, he has led work that has facilitated more than £10B of investment into education, supported innovative digital and online program development helping disadvantaged students stay in study and find jobs, improve public school governance and shape public policy

Matt serves on the Board of a multi-academy trust that has improved outcomes for thousands of children. His work has led to winning an Education Investor Award. According to one judge, he has “used innovative methods to help clients make smart decisions quickly and supported the growth and development of the sector.”


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