Matt has had a colourful and varied career and has travelled extensively to places most people just read about! In the early 80s he went on a business trip to Australia where, by chance, he was introduced to the healing powers of the tea tree plant, something the Aboriginal peoples had known and used for centuries.
When he saw its antibacterial, antifungal and analgesic potential, he immediately thought of fire protection and burn-relief products, and Burnshield was conceived to be launched 1984, after some three years of experimentation and hard slog. Matt is no longer involved in the company or the products he founded but he certainly showed how imagination, application and perseverance paid off. He is also well-known for his work in the agricultural sector with research and development in soils, agronomy and animal feed production as well as intense, vital and highly successful research work in animal husbandry. Matt is a man of many talents, and being constantly on the lookout for the next solution, he is still inventing!
He has been involved with the III for a long time and currently serves as a Trustee, Director and PITTP™ panelist
THE INSTITUTE OF INVENTORS AND INNOVATORS
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