Shannon graduates from Iramoe-Observer Program

Shannon Scown, our current Iramoe-Observer, has finished her time observing with Matū after a year. Her time with Matū Fund was a valuable and successful experience for both sides – she says “I joined Matū with an aim to see behind the scenes and understand the rationale for why decisions are made. The supportive structure that Greg, Andrew, and the team have provided has enabled me to do this and I’ve had a really useful time with Matū. I particularly enjoyed picking what I wanted to focus on and deep-diving into that.”

She has found the experience to be immensely valuable in terms of growing her foundational understanding of strategy and also the day-to-day operations of an investment fund.

“The experience of being able to comfortably ask questions and see real-time decisions was fantastic. Often theory and practice are two different experiences but with Matū I was able to be immersed in both at the same time.”

With her background in science and business, and her networks through the science and innovation community, she will continue to be a part of the Matū whānau and will join the new Matū Advisory unit on a casual basis.