Matt Ralston

Chief Operating Officer

Matt joined the Nossal Institute in 2016 and loves making the Nossal’s work happen! He’s had almost 20 years’ experience in international development including commercial, not-for-profit and university sectors and he’s had leadership roles across Australia, Indonesia, PNG and the UK.

Matt has an undergraduate Arts degree with a focus on SE Asian politics and development, Indonesian and English literature. He has a Master of Marketing, a Graduate Certificate in Management and speaks Bahasa Indonesia.
He has two children and is sometimes in ‘zombie mode’ from 5.30am until school-time. But at work he’s inspired by smiling faces and his goal of delivering on the social contract between humans to help each other wherever they are.