Mathew began his adult working life in the hospitality industry, working for the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney in their restaurant and banqueting department. He also worked part time as a Martial Arts instructor and is particularly adept at training children in the martial arts.
He has experience working with Refugees and has good cross-cultural understanding and people skills based on work experience and travel in Asia and India.
Recently he donated land to GCC in Cambodia, south of Phnom Phenh near the village of his Cambodian wife, where GCC plans to build a primary school for village children in late 2015 – 2016, Mathew’s brother – in –law and his wife Kim will administer the school and include the subjects of English, Cultural Arts and the Environment as well as the normal curriculum.
In addition to the school, Mathew and Kim plan on building an accommodation facility with single and double rooms where visitors to the area can stay, as well as GCC volunteers, 12.5% of the accommodation profits will be contributed to the village school administration costs and to provide a healthy daily lunch for the children and fresh drinking water.
He has Instructor certification and a black belt in Hapkido and is a PADI Certified Instructor and also has certification as a TESOL (Teaching English as a Secondary Oral Language).
Mathew has advanced certification in office administration from TAFE Ultimo in Sydney and a Class 1 ABC Security License from the SECTA Security Training Institute in Sydney, plus several certifications in the natural healing arts and certification in Senior First Aid from St Johns Ambulance – Australia.
Kim, Mathew’s wife, prior to becoming a mother to their first child has worked in the hospitality and Hotel industry at Siem Reap