Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


Matthew Lawrence

Executive Director, Co-Existence


Matthew Lawrence is the executive director of the Institute’s Co-Existence work. This includes an international schools programme, Generation Global; work supporting leaders in Nigeria and Egypt; and the development of new pilot projects, including one working with young Muslim women in the UK.

Matthew speaks regularly on the role of education in tackling extremism and radicalisation, and leads the Institute’s advocacy work focused on understanding the ideology driving violent extremism and advocating for education reform to address the threat of radicalisation. Prior to joining TBI in 2013 as director of programmes at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Matthew spent 15 years in the investment banking industry, most recently as a director at Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan Cazenove. He has a long involvement with several education, health, and faith-based charities and initiatives.

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