Matt Jones


An accomplished senior manager and strategic leader, Matt has a two decade track record enabling multi-disciplinary businesses, venues and precincts to achieve unique cultural and commercial outcomes.

Matt specialises in combining considered strategy with hands-on, real-world pragmatism across the arts, major events, venue management, tourism and the public sector.

Matt’s background covers general management, event and program producing, venue management, public place-making, strategic business development and client advocacy, in Australia and the United Kingdom.

For a number of years, as part of the Executive for Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, Matt led the precinct’s globally-renowned events program, producing and facilitating over 2,000 activations annually – from large-scale concerts and community festivals to numerous civic, commercial and creative activations. 

Matt has spent the past three years consulting with  a range of public and private sector clients to deliver unique, outcome-oriented solutions to activating public spaces successfully and sustainably. Recent projects have included launching Prahran Square, the largest capital development in the history of the City of Stonnington, along with project work for Place Leaders Asia Pacific, City of Melbourne, Bunjil Place (City of Casey), Sydney Olympic Park Authority and City of Canterbury Bankstown.