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Matthew Kirk

School of Management Advisory Board Member

International Affairs Adviser, Squire Patton Boggs

Portrait of Matthew Kirk


Matthew is an International Affairs Adviser at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He advises the firm’s clients on all aspects of international political risk.

During his career, he has also:

  • led External Affairs at Vodafone
  • served as a member of the Vodafone Group Executive Committee
  • served as a member of the British Diplomatic Service
  • held numerous positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office
  • served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland

Additional posts

He is also:

  • an Advisory Board member of the Royal Holloway Institute for Cyber-Security Innovation
  • Chair of the Aurora Forum
  • a member of the BUPA Association
  • a member of the D Group Advisory Board
  • a member of the Koenigswinter Council


  • MA, St John’s College, Oxford
  • Diplôme International d'Administration Publique, École Nationale d'Administration, Paris