Meet the team

Matt Little Head of Impact, Insight & Data - Governance & Strategic Development

Matt is co-founder of Real Ideas, and Head of Impact and Research.

Matt provides direction and management for the organisation as it develops and grows, building new connections and sparking new ideas. He works with staff across Real Ideas to make sure the work we do has real impact socially and economically, and that those impacts are understood and communicated clearly inside and outside of the organisation.

For Matt, it’s all about how public services can be delivered in more ethical, efficient and effective ways, how we can all better realise the full potential of children and young people and how individuals can make real change happen for themselves.

From resettling refugees overseas, to delivering major community regeneration schemes, from running the Creative Partnerships school creativity programme in Bristol to advising on environmental policy in Whitehall, Matt’s career to date has reflected these interests, so he can draw on every aspect of his wide professional experience in his work for Real Ideas.

Matt holds relevant degrees and research from the University of Oxford , is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an INSEAD graduate and is trained in research and evaluation methodologies, including SROI.