Matt Hyde has been Chief Executive of The Scout Association since April 2013. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of the National Union of Students for seven years during which time the organisation underwent transformational change.
Before joining NUS, Matt was General Manager of Goldsmiths College Students’ Union, Deputy General Manager of King’s College London Students’ Union, President of the University of London Union and President of Queen Mary and Westfield College Students’ Union. He has a first class degree in English from Queen Mary College and an MBA from Westminster Business School.
Matt is also a trustee of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and
Step Up to Serve (established by HRH The Prince of Wales to increase the number of young people undertaking social action). He is also a Patron of UNLOCK (the National Association of Reformed Offenders) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Matt was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Queen Mary College in 2012.