About Matthew Batstone
Matthew Batstone was educated at Clare College, Cambridge University where he earned a MA in English Literature, and at INSEAD where he graduated with a MBA with distinction.
Batstone began his career at the advertising agency J Walter Thompson. He then started and sold a product placement agency before moving to Carlton Communications (now part of the broadcaster ITV), where he launched Carlton’s internet and interactive TV businesses.
Batstone was on the management board at The Economist Group and was responsible for marketing, strategy and corporate development. He has also worked and invested in a number of businesses, including iAnnounce, the European leader in online personal classifieds.