Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is a seasoned IP professional with a strong background in software engineering. He went freelance in 1997 and now provides Agile, Lean and DevOps consultancy and digital transformation to large corporate customers and key government agencies.


He joined what was PCG when it was founded to help fight the original IR35 legislation. He was motivated to join the CC in 2017 after losing a major piece of work with a government client when they classified all contractors as inside of IR35, despite 12 pages of due diligence suggesting the opposite.


Chris is keen to see IPSE challenge the application of the off-payroll regulations in areas where it has been applied without considering the circumstances of the worker. This is in contravention of the Finance Act. He will oppose any further measures that prevent us from operating as the genuine businesses that we are.