Matthew C. Freedman

Freedman_Matthew 325Matthew C. Freedman

Treasurer, American Australian Council

CEO, Global Impact

Matthew Freedman serves as CEO of Global Impact Inc., a leading strategic corporate advisory company focusing on innovation.

An economic development, defense, and foreign policy expert, Mr. Freedman concurrently advises several US Government agencies. Previously, he served in the Department of State as Deputy to the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State, and Counselor, Bureau for Verification and Compliance.

In 2001 he served as White House Transition Director for the Agency for International Development, Trade and Development Agency, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, reporting to the Secretary of State, and later served on OPIC’s Africa Advisory Board.

In the past, Mr. Freedman served as Chief of Party on numerous national and global efforts on behalf of the World Bank, USG, and the private sector where he developed and implemented innovation strategies. He also managed numerous international electoral efforts to promote the rule of law.

A native of New York, Mr. Freedman holds a Master’s Degree with Honors in International Affairs from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College.

Having strong relationships throughout Australia has been a highlight of my career. What awaits a traveler is great food, wine and, most importantly, great people. Australia has been and will continue to be an important investment destination for global corporations. On a bilateral basis, the US and Australia have much in common – including the desire to take advantage of the innovative technologies that further our mutual interests.