Matthew Lawrence is Director of Programmes at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He joined the Foundation in 2013 and is responsible for the delivery, assessment and funding of the Foundation's programmes. Lawrence is responsible, alongside the rest of the executive team, for determining the Foundation's strategy. Prior to joining the Foundation he spent 15 years in the Investment Banking industry - most recently as a Director at Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan Cazenove, advising UK and overseas companies on capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions, as well as on regulatory, stakeholder, communication and governance issues. Lawrence has had a long involvement with several education, health and faith based charities and initiatives.