Matt Bowers
Matt BowersAssociate Director

Matthew is an Associate Director at Hyas and has over 20 years experience in public sector place based roles, over 10 years of which has been as part of senior management and leadership teams in Local Authorities.

He has led multidisciplinary teams on programmes and projects including the production of new plans and strategies, capital projects such as a city centre public realm programme and successful bids for Local Growth Funding, Future High Street Fund, Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Levelling Up Funds.

Matthew has a track record of leading, motivating and managing teams to achieve high performance and significant sustainable improvement. He started his career as a town planner with a focus on project based regeneration roles and planning policy development, particularly in relation to Town Centres. At Tamworth and Hinckley Matthew has maintained this interest and has also led on the unlocking of key strategic residential and commercial development sites.

Prior to joining Hyas, Matt was one of four in the senior leadership team at Hinckley & Bosworth Council with responsibility for Planning, Economic Development, Regeneration, Building Control, Environmental Health, Emergency Planning, Business Continuity, Refuse and Waste, Parks, Car Parks, Street Cleansing, Climate Change and deputising for the Chief Executive. He led a directorate of circa 175 staff and a budget of £10m. He was chair of Leicestershire Market Towns Group, the District’s representative for the Strategic Planning Group,  LEP Growth Hub Board,  Chief Planner for the authority and a Director of arms length wholly own Council company.

Prior to that at Tamworth Borough Council Matthew was part of the Council’s Corporate Management team reporting directly to the Chief Executive with responsibility for Planning, Economic Development, Building Control, Environmental Health and Tamworth Castle and Museums Collection. He was lead officer and responsible for delivery of the Council’s priorities in respect of growth, regeneration, regulation and economic development.