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Matt Thomas

Matt has been working in the music industry since 1991. He was Head Of Marketing for Mercury, Marketing Director for Universal Music Australia, and Marketing Director at Warner Bros UK.

In 2007 Matt became an artist manager, with co-management of a re-formed Squeeze and a varied roster of 6 or 7 other clients. Squeeze was the constant throughout this period and their notorious difficulties helped to shape Matt’s interest in the complex dynamics within bands and Dispute Resolution. This led him to train as a Mediator, with National Family Mediation and the London School Of Mediation, and become an accredited mediator with the Society Of Mediators and the Civil Mediation Council.

Sober since 2006 Matt began to realign his career objectives with his lifestyle and left commercial management in order to focus on Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management, and in 2011 requests also began to come in for him to act as Companion/Mentor/Chaperone for vulnerable artists on tour, and as a touring Mediator, which he has been doing ever since.

Matt has toured the world in these capacities with artists of all genres, ages and levels of profile.

Matt is a co-founder and General Manager of iCAAD – the International Conference on Addiction and Associated Disorders which puts on events across the UK and Europe for professionals and interested parties in the fields of emotional, mental and behavioural health,  and is a community mediator for the charity Mediation Dorset.