Matthew Claughton is a Partner at BGH and Head of Operations Group. Previously, Matthew was based in Sydney as Managing Director and Head of KKR Capstone Asia and was a member of KKR’s Asia Private Equity Portfolio Management Committee and KKR Capstone’s Global Operating Committee. As the leader of KKR Capstone Asia, Matthew was responsible for partnering with Portfolio Companies Executives to drive value across KKR’s Asian Investments that comprised over 40 individual companies with more than A$10 billion of KKR invested capital. During the 5 years Matthew spent at KKR Capstone, he directly led KKR’s value creation efforts in Australia and New Zealand and worked with numerous KKR Portfolio companies including Latitude Financials Services, Genesis Care, Sundrop Farms, Australian Venue Company, MYOB and Laser Clinics Australia.
Before joining KKR Capstone, Matthew worked for five years at Pacific Brands and was Group General Manager for the Workwear Division. Prior to that, Matthew spent five years at Foster’s Group Limited in a variety of strategy and business development roles, ultimately leading the strategy and business development teams. Matthew began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.