Matthew Neal has over 20 years of experience in the maritime sector. He commenced his career with BHP as a deck officer before working in a broking capacity in Australia and UK. Mr Neal has managed commercial dry shipping program within large trading house in London and Switzerland, and was executive director of a shipping management company in Singapore. He was also non-executive director of a global steel trading firm. Mr Neal returned to Perth in December 2019 and is leading SFM Marine, part of Andrew Forrest's family office Tattarang.