Matt Leat

Matt Leat

Executive Committee Member

Matt is currently the Technology lead for HM Coastguard working from the organisations National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham. Prior to joining the Coastguard in 2010 Matt worked for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in London and is still a volunteer crewman, a position he has supported since 2002.

Since joining the Coastguard, Matt has undertaken significant operational and management roles within Search and Rescue with notable examples being the Search and Rescue Mission Co-ordinator for the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and senior manager for the internationally renowned Round the Island race.

Matt’s technology position requires an awareness and engagement with all operational disciplines within the organisation which includes Maritime, Coastal and Aeronautical Operations. This has seen the delivery of critical operational and technological programmes which includes the transferring of the UK Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the UK Mission Control Centre from the Royal Air Force to HM Coastguard in 2016.


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