Matt Pothecary

Chief Communications Officer & Sustainability at Sonepar Group

Matt Pothecary has over 18 years of experience in the field of communications and has held various positions within the Thales Group. Matt currently serves as the Chief Communications Officer & Sustainability at Sonepar Group.

Matt began their career with Thales in 2000 as a Press Officer, before being promoted to Communications Director in 2008. In this role, they were responsible for coordinating media relations between the corporate communications department and various Thales subsidiaries around the world. Matt also participated in GIFAS (French Aerospace and Space Industry Organisation) Communications Committee.

In 2011, Matt was promoted to VP, Communications, Avionics and given responsibility for providing global communications support for Thales' €2.4bn avionics business, which employs 12,000 people in 5 countries. Matt was also a member of the Avionics Leadership Team.

From 2013 to 2018, Matt served as the Corporate Communications Director for the Thales Group. In this role, they were responsible for developing and implementing the group's communication strategy.

Matt Pothecary is a highly experienced communications professional with a proven track record in developing and implementing effective communication strategies. Matt is a strategic thinker with a keen understanding of the media landscape and how to navigate it effectively. Matt is a strong leader who is able to build and motivate teams to achieve success.

After completing their DEA at Nancy Marketing, Matt Pothecary went on to study Modern European Studies at Loughborough University. Matt then completed their BA (Hons) in European Studies (French, Politics & Economics) at Loughborough University before going on to complete their Masters at Nancy University.

Matt Pothecary reports to Philippe Delpech, CEO. Matt Pothecary works with Rob Taylor - President, North America, Andros Neocleous - CFO, and Barbara Garcia Floren - CEO Office & Merger & Acquisition Director.


  • Chief Communications Officer & Sustainability

    Current role

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