Matthew Guy was elected as a Member for Northern Metropolitan Region in November 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
Born and raised in Greensborough and Montmorency, Matthew has a Bachelor of Arts in politics and history from La Trobe University and has completed postgraduate studies in Ukrainian language and culture at Monash University.
Prior to his election, Matthew was the Manager of Government Relations for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. In the late 1990s he was the Director of Research at the Office of the Victorian Premier and worked as a Media Adviser to the Federal Assistant Treasurer. Matthew was Chief of Staff to the Victorian Opposition Leader between 1999 and 2002 and later became the Manager of Marketing, Communications and Member Services for the Victorian Farmers Federation.
Matthew is married with three children and is a member of Plenty Valley FM, the St Kilda Football Club and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
In December 2010 he was appointed Victorian Minister for Planning and in March 2014 he was appointed Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.