Matthew Kirk is an international affairs advisor in our Public Policy International Practice. He provides strategic advice concerning business, politics and geo-political risk and international law from the firm’s London office. He also advises clients on regulatory risk, market entry, technology risks including AI, cyber and reputation risk.

A career diplomat, he served as the UK’s Ambassador to Finland from 2002 to 2006. Most recently, he served as external affairs director at Vodafone.

Ambassador Kirk is a highly experienced international risk strategist and negotiator of complex geo-political issues. Additionally, he has experience in technology and AI, cybersecurity, political risk, regulatory issues and reputation risk, as well as external communications, sustainable business and corporate philanthropy.

During his time at Vodafone, he created and led the External Affairs Department. He is respected for his nimble leadership style, which adapts well to different environments and encourages delivery of practical solutions to complex problems.

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  • University of Oxford, M.A.
  • Diplome International d’Administration publique, National School of Administration


  • French
  • English

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