Matthew Spacie - The Ambassadors
Founder & CEO, Magic Bus
Matthew is 41 years of age and a UK citizen with “Person of Indian Origin” status in India. Following his graduation and a number of management positions in the UK, he was posted to India ten years later working as the Chief Operating Officer for Cox & Kings, then India’s largest travel company and later a founder of Cleartrip, one of South Asia’s largest online travel companies.
In February 1999 Matthew initiated Magic Bus working with children from the Akanksha Foundation. Having played a great deal of sports as a youngster, and later rugby for the Indian national team, he used this as his platform to start the MB sport for development programme.
Matthew’s experience at the helm of commercial organizations has given him extensive leadership and organizational skills required to scale and sustain the Magic Bus programme. Matthew is on the board of a number of non profits organisations.
Matthew is an Ashoka Fellow and was awarded an MBE from the Queen of England in 2007 for his work with Magic Bus