Matthew Yates graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Melbourne in 2004, immediately working with children with movement challenges in a specialist school. Working across age-ranges helped Matt identify the importance of the early years in helping young children and families in building positive lives for the future.
Joining the CPEC team in 2007, Matt has a range of roles including group physiotherapist, senior physiotherapist, education and training manager and NDIS manager. Matt is currently an MBA candidate through Deakin University. Studying his Masters has given Matt the opportunity to grow in his knowledge and skills and has help transition CPEC and to operations under the NDIS. This learning has been critical in providing input at bureaucratic and government levels about the issues that impact families and to help shape the quality of services now and in the future.
Matt is motivated by helping to solve complex challenges and make those challenges understandable to families. A prime example of this is Matt’s understanding of the NDIS and his work with families and staff to comprehend its complexities and maximize its potential for individual families.
Outside of work, Matt enjoys raising two very active school aged children as well as camping, running and the outdoors.