Dr Matt MacDonald co-founded Shared Future in 2009, and offers pro bono advice to community and social enterprises on our behalf. He advises and provides support to community members forming social enterprises on idea formation, and on constitution and governance problem-solving.
Matt is an experienced social enterprise and creative industries academic, consultant and trainer. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Faculty of Business and Law. He is also Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the University of Lancaster Management School. He has previously worked for Leeds University Business School and at the Business and Community Enterprise Unit at the University of Cumbria.
Matt has experience as a Chief Executive, Change Manager and Director of UK charities, social enterprises and arts organisations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). In his free time he is actively involved in the creative industries, such as the Melodrome Mobile Theatre.