Matthew Clark


Located in Sydney

Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) (Hons I)
(University of NSW)

Executive Master of Public Administration
(University of Sydney)

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

About Matthew

Matthew Clark is a Director and co-founder of Common Capital. He is highly experienced in the development, implementation and evaluation of large, technical sustainability policies and programs. He is a recognised national expert on ecological sustainable development practice.

Matthew has more than a decade’s experience in public sector and engineering roles, and is a certified measurement and verification (M&V) professional. He specialises in economic modelling, technical, program design and implementation issues.

Career highlights

  • Matthew was the chief architect for the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), an energy rating tool for commercial office space. Even as a voluntary scheme it accounted for ratings on more than 60% of national commercial floor space. It is now mandatory for larger offices, and continues to be highly successful. 

  • For the NSW Government, Matthew managed funding allocation and measurement and verification of savings from many energy efficiency projects and programs. These included the $350m per annum Climate Change Fund, the $63m Home Power Savings Program, $170m of Home Saver Rebates, and $90m of government retrofits under the Treasury Loan Fund.

Previous roles

Prior to co-founding Common Capital, Matthew worked as Director Water and Energy Programs for the NSW Office of Environment. 

He previously held a range of delivery roles in the NSW Environment Department and NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority, and worked as a project engineer with Connell Mott MacDonald and BHP.