Matthew Belleghem

Matthew Belleghem

Managing Partner

Technical & Engineering | Property & Construction

As Managing Partner, Matthew leads SHK’s technical and public policy practices, encompassing property, engineering, operations and complex public sector leadership roles. He has assisted many blue-chip organisations with the appointment of senior commercial and operational leaders, including numerous ASX-listed and multinational corporates, government organisations of all sizes, and some of the world’s top ranked research and education institutions. Matthew also takes a personal interest in the areas of safety, sustainability and research commercialisation, undertaking select senior executive appointments in these areas. Many of the searches he conducts are confidential and/or sensitive in nature.

Matthew began his executive search career nearly 20 years ago in the energy sector, further building on a career in technology and academia. He searches globally 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 holds Masters Degrees from The University of Melbourne and Monash University by research and coursework respectively, and is currently completing his Senior Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School.

Recent appointments

  • Chief Executive Officer – statutory authority

  • Chief Executive Officer – renewable energy organisation

  • Chief Operating Officer – local government

  • Chief Operating Officer – state government agency

  • Chief Engineer – state government agency

  • General Manager Property and Sustainability – leading multinational logistics company

  • General Manager Safety Operations – global transport operator

  • General Manager Power Services – national energy services organisation

  • Executive Director Infrastructure and Technology – state government agency

  • Executive Director Project Services – leading higher education provider

  • Executive Director Office of Research Management – leading higher education provider

  • Executive Director Safety Strategy and Regulation – multimodal transport regulator

  • Construction Manager – leading integrated energy organisation

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

  • Head of Structural Engineering – major transport organisation.