Matthew Barzun

Non-Executive Director

Matthew joined the Group Board in March 2019. He is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (between 2013 and 2017) and to Sweden (between 2009 and 2011). He worked on Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee and also as National Finance Chair for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Earlier in his career, Matthew helped shape the early development of the internet, spending a decade working for news and reviews website CNET. He led the development of one of the first comparison shopping sites –, and co-led CNET’s online properties including CNET.Com and News.Com. He left in 2004 to advise and invest in start-up internet companies.

Matthew is Chairman of Tortoise Media, a London-based news organisation, and serves on the boards of many not-for-profit organisations.

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