Access Partnership is pleased to appoint Matthew Harrison-Harvey as a Senior Adviser. Matthew will be working on our Africa and Emerging Markets portfolio, with a focus on telecommunications and digital transformation. His expertise in regulation and policy, as well as in government and stakeholder affairs, positions him expertly to guide both our private and public sector clients on the transformative power of telecommunications and digitalisation.
With 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, digital, and technology sectors, Matthew has worked in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia Pacific. He previously served as External Affairs and Regulatory Chief Officer at Safaricom Ethiopia. Before that, he held several roles at Vodafone and Vodacom, most recently as Head of Africa Middle East Asia Pacific Affairs and Relations at Vodafone Group.
Matthew commented, ‘Access Partnership is a leading tech policy firm, partnering with policymakers and companies to shape an enabling policy and regulatory environment for digital transformation and inclusion for all. I am looking forward to working with the excellent Access Partnership team and clients to contribute to achieving these objectives’.
By enabling companies to achieve commercial and reputational objectives in complex and high-risk geopolitical environments, Matthew has contributed to countries’ digital socio-economic transformation and inclusion objectives. He has a significant track record of delivering company-wide programmes and campaigns, securing outcomes, managing risks, developing teams and talent, and building partnerships with governments and stakeholders.
‘We are excited to welcome Matthew onboard. His experience supporting Vodafone to enter new markets and launch new products is fundamental to what we do at Access Partnership’, said Dr Samantha Torrance, Head of Policy Implementation and Emerging Markets. ‘Connectivity gaps in developing countries remain a constraint to inclusive economic growth and digital transformation, and Matthew’s insights will help us to continue to bridge that private and public sector divide’.