Matthew Slatter

Matthew Slatter


A typical day at work involves...

My days are reasonably varied. Meetings, telephone calls, emails and catch ups with the execs of the companies I have invested in. There is always something going on! Sometimes good and sometimes not so good….with SME things have been pretty good so far.

I learnt my trade by...

Holding a number of Director posts in the financial sector. After graduating from the Harvard Business School Management Development Program I went on to gain experience over 25 years in a range of areas including investment banking, commercial banking, retail banking, life insurance and funds management. Previous posts include CEO and Managing Director of Australia's largest listed entertainment group, Tabcorp Holdings Limited, Finance Director of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited and Chief Executive of the Bank of Melbourne.I have been a full time investor and director of a number of private and unlisted public companies since March 2007.

What's the best thing about working for SME?

Great team that is passionate about what they are doing. Teams like that can really make a difference and are fun to be around.

How do you relax at the end of the day?

I cook a lot and spend time talking with my wife, Catherine and the kids. That helps me to wind down from the working day. A glass or two of a good red helps as well.