Matt Paterson



Matt brings a wealth of government knowledge and experience to Scion.  He is based in Wellington as Scion’s interface with Ministers, politicians, policy makers, government officials and relevant organisations based in the capital.

Matt has worked both inside government and for the private sector working back into government.  His government experience includes being a policy manager in the Ministry for the Environment overseeing emissions trading scheme design and policy and international carbon markets.  He has worked in the Beehive as Private Secretary to the Minister for Climate Change Issues advising on domestic and international issues.  Matt worked for 11 years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a diplomat representing New Zealand overseas in Brazil and the Cook Islands as well as working on international defence issues, Antarctic policy and international climate change negotiations.  Most recently, Matt was Property Council New Zealand’s Head of Advocacy representing the commercial property sector’s interests with Government.