Matthew Goldsworthy

CEO & Founder | Youth Arts New Zealand (YANZ) | Aotearoa New Zealand

Matthew Goldsworthy is an award-winning 22-year-old social entrepreneur and creative from Aotearoa New Zealand. As CEO & Founder of Youth Arts New Zealand (YANZ) and winner of the 2020 AIMES Service to the Community Award, Matthew is a champion of youth leadership, purpose-driven business models, and the role of creativity in wellbeing. Matthew has volunteered with many organisations including TEDxAuckland and Play It Strange, and is currently a Board Trustee of Volunteering NZ and a Youth Advisor to the Social Enterprise World Forum. He is also a passionate musician and composer, having performed with New Zealand music icons Jamie McDell, Avalanche City (Dave Baxter) and Jason Kerrison (Opshop), as well as performing for Mick Fleetwood and Bob Geldof as part of their visit to Aotearoa in 2019.