Matt oversees the operations of Local Trust, leading the staff team and working closely with the board on strategy and governance. Matt also develops Local Trust’s partnerships across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Matt Leach was formerly CEO of HACT, the social housing sector’s ideas and innovation agency. Prior to joining HACT in 2011, Matt’s roles included CEO of civil society funding agency Capacitybuilders, associate director of the ResPublica think tank and director at the Housing Corporation. He has also led start up work on the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and held a range of senior roles at DCLG and the Cabinet Office.