Barry Matthews


Director of Legal & Third Party Sales, ITV plc

Solicitors Regulation Authority Board Member

CEO, Social Mobility Business Partnership (registered charity)


Biography in brief: Barry trained and qualified at Hogan Lovells. He then joined ITV and has held various management roles the latest being Director of Legal Affairs and Third Party Sales with General Counsel responsibility for two divisional legal teams, advertising content compliance and ITV’s sales agency relationships with broadcasters and platforms domestically and abroad. He is also responsible for Legal Operations including Vendor Management, Process Efficiency and Continuous Improvement and Learning and Development (including the ITV Trainee Scheme and the first UK inhouse Solicitor Apprentice Scheme founded by Barry in 2004 and 2016 respectively).


Barry is also a Non-executive Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CEO of the Social Mobility Business Partnership