Matthew G. Smith

Partner, Strategy and Transformation Lead and Global Claims Lead

KPMG in the UK

Matthew has over 19 years of experience working in Financial Services and the Insurance sector both in industry and professional services. Matthew brings deep expertise in 3 critical areas: 1) Strategy - enterprise-wide strategy and transformation, operating model strategy, growth and deal strategy; 2) Transformation Design and Leadership - including cross functional, cross border, E2E transformations that deliver cost and culture benefits across all organizational functions through leveraging Lean, 6-sigma and other methodologies; 3) Operational Leadership, including running organizations of 1000+ people in complex and challenging environments. Matthew has been responsible for leading global strategy and transformation teams and has personally lived and worked in the UK, EMEA and US. A skilled influencer and critical thinker, Matthew has extensive experience working with C-suite executives to drive strategic and transformational change.


  • Deal Advisory
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Lean six sigma
  • Operating Effectiveness
  • Strategy
  • Transformation
  • BSc Honours, Mathematics & Business, Loughborough University

  • MBA Operations Management and Supervision, University of Warwick, Warwick Business School

  • Lean Competency Systems Accreditation Cardiff University