Matt Gijselman is Director of Infrastructure Policy Advancement for the Asia-Pacific region at Bentley Systems.
He is a senior leader with over 20 years of experience across the public and private sectors in strategy, public policy, and public affairs. Matt has written widely on infrastructure policy issues, including machinery of government, data-driven decision-making, mega-project management, new mobility, smart cities, and sustainability.
In government, Matt has held a number of roles, including supporting the delivery of Infrastructure Australia’s market capacity capability, which provides an evidence base for a comprehensive understanding of the supply and demand of the skills and materials critical to deliver Australia’s major infrastructure pipeline, and associated risks in planning and delivery.
Matt led the government, regulatory, and industry affairs function at an Australian financial services industry peak body for over seven years. He also led the public affairs function for Australia’s largest member organization, the NRMA, driving the ‘new mobility’ strategy – culminating in national reforms and shifting the organization’s approach to new modes of mobility. As CEO of a university-backed venture, Matt led a nationally significant project to establish an AUD 1 billion, 22nd Century education-, research- and industry-integrated presence in Australia’s newest city