Matthew Campbell-Hill

Technology & Media Consultant, Retired GB Athlete


Mat Campbell-Hill is a technology and media consultant and retired GB Athlete with a special interest in emerging technology use and public engagement. Matthew has worked across the public, private and third sectors in marketing/sales, media and technology, and provides executive coaching to women and members of minority ethnic groups, with the aim of improving board diversity.

He is a Non Executive Board Member of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and a Non Executive Director of the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). From 2014 to 2017 he was an Independent Board Member of the National Information Board (NIB), developing the strategic priorities for data and technology in the NHS. Alongside the NIB role, Mat was appointed to the NHS WiFi Programme Board, tasked with assessing and improving the connectivity available for both patients and staff on NHS property. Mat was an inaugural member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC) for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), creating national advice for the NHS on the adoption of emerging and novel medical technologies. As part of this programme, Mat has assessed over 250 novel medical technologies, with over 50 adoption recommendations saving the NHS £100’s Millions per year. He has also advised on other NICE programmes, including the Technology Appraisals programme, worked with Medical Royal Colleges and as a part time broadcast journalist for the BBC.

In 2017 Mat became a director of ‘io-reality’, a technology company focussing on using virtual reality in healthcare and training.

Following a Spinal injury in 2009, Mat co-founded a mentoring organisation for disabled and disadvantaged entrepreneurs which he subsequently ran for 6 years. From 2014 to 2017 Mat was also a Trustee/Director of Cornwall Mobility, one of the oldest and largest dedicated mobility organisations in Europe.

He is a successful sportsman having competed for Great Britain for 3 years in Wheelchair Fencing, winning two World Cup Medals, including as Captain of the Men’s Sabre Team. Outside his own sport he is a keen supporter of motorsport, rugby, cricket and football.

Mat lives in Cornwall with his wife Lydia, son Robin, and rescue greyhound Duggie!