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Petter Matthews

Executive Director
London, UK
I am a built environment and international development specialist with over thirty years’ experience. Currently I am Executive Director of the Construction Sector Transparency (CoST) initiative and Executive Director of Engineers Against Poverty. I started my career in the UK construction industry as an apprentice served bricklayer, foreman and construction manager. My work in international development began in 1989 as a Construction Manager for the Public Works Division of the Government of Tuvalu. Since then I have gained degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics and worked in more than 20 countries. This includes five years in South Africa (1993 – 1998) in which I provided technical and policy advice to the mass democratic movement on land and housing policy, local government restructuring and urban development. My areas of expertise include public policy, built environment, urban development, governance in infrastructure investment, anti-corruption, extractive industries and local content.