Matt Smith


After a long career in the sports broadcast industry Matt now works in the charity sector, combining his professional and lived experience to help reduce gambling harm through his role with Betknowmore. He was afforded the opportunity to find his own recovery and sobriety some years ago, in spite of the obstacles encountered along the way. Today, his former vulnerability has further strengthened him as a leader, and he now finds himself in a very fortunate position. He shares his story with his peers and the wider industry, to inspire, encourage and connect with others in a very authentic, very positive way.

Matt spent nearly 12 years at talkSPORT and a total of 15 years in the industry. From launching Singapore’s first ever Sports Radio Station, to managing the talkSPORT FIFA 2010 World Cup project (increasing the listenership from 2.5 to 3 million in one quarter). He worked both domestically and abroad for talkSPORT, HBS and ESPN to name a few, on projects that are monumental in size and scope, to smaller-scale and custom requirements. Including Production Management of 2 X FIFA world cups (Plus Content role at 3rd WC), 2 X Rugby world cups, 7 UEFA champions League finals. 3 X Open Golf championships, 5 X Cheltenham Festivals and numerous Premier League, FA cup and Champions league football matches.





Matt Smith
Head of External
Betknowmore UK