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Matthew Belleghem

Matthew Belleghem

Managing Partner

Technical & Engineering | Property & Construction

As Managing Partner, Matthew leads SHK’s engineering, technical and public policy practices. He has assisted many blue-chip organisations with the appointment of senior commercial and operational leaders, including numerous ASX-listed and multinational corporates and local, state and Commonwealth government organisations of all sizes.

Matthew began his executive search career 15 years ago in the oil and gas sector, further building on a career in technology and academia. He searches globally for a predominantly Australian client base, with a focus on technically and commercially complex roles with considerable societal or environmental impact. His thought leadership includes presentations at industry events, university guest lectures, and participating as an expert member for government, industry and higher education panels.

Matthew’s qualifications include Masters Degrees from The University of Melbourne and Monash University by research and coursework respectively.

Recent appointments

  • Chief Executive Officer – renewable energy organisation

  • Chief Operating Officer – local government

  • Chief Engineer – state government agency

  • Head of Safety – high-risk ASX-50 organisation

  • Executive Director Infrastructure and Technology – state government agency

  • Executive Director Project Services – leading higher education provider

  • Construction Manager – leading integrated energy organisation

  • Head of Structural Engineering – major transport organisation.