Matt Bishop is a renowned communications expert, journalist, and author with a long and successful career in the motorsport industry. He has held senior positions at leading publications such as Car, Autosport, and F1 Racing, and has worked with top drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, and Fernando Alonso. Matt is also a committed advocate for diversity and inclusion and has been involved in several initiatives aimed at promoting LGBTQ+ inclusivity within motorsport.
Why you should book Matt Bishop for your next event
- Extensive experience and expertise in Formula 1: With a long and successful career in Formula 1 as a journalist, editor, and communications expert, Matt Bishop brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to any event related to the sport. He has worked closely with some of the biggest names in racing and has a deep understanding of the industry, making him an ideal speaker or panelist for conferences, seminars, or events focused on Formula 1.
- Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility: Matt Bishop has been a vocal advocate for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility within the motorsport industry. He has worked on several initiatives aimed at improving representation and breaking down barriers for underrepresented groups, including his involvement with Racing Pride. His commitment to these issues makes him an excellent choice for events focused on diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, or sustainability.
- Versatile and engaging speaker: As a seasoned communicator, Matt Bishop is a confident and engaging speaker who is able to deliver informative and entertaining talks on a wide range of topics related to motorsport and beyond. Whether it’s a keynote speech, a panel discussion, or a fireside chat, Matt has the skills and experience to captivate and inspire audiences of all types and sizes.
Matt Bishop is a Formula 1 communications expert, journalist, editor, biographer and novelist whose long career encompasses spells in senior positions on many well known publications such as Car, Autosport and F1 Racing. Matt was also Editorial Director of Haymarket Motorsport Publications before heading to McLaren Racing in 2008 as Chief Communications Officer, working closely with Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.
Matt left McLaren in 2017 and joined W Series as Communications Director in 2018, overseeing the successful global launch of the revolutionary all-female racing championship.
In 2020, he moved to Aston Martin to oversee the launch of its Formula One team as Chief Communications Officer in 2021 and 2022. Here, Matt worked closely with Aston Martin’s number-one driver Sebastian Vettel on a series of ground-breaking media initiatives focusing on diversity, inclusion and the environment.
Matt is a founder ambassador of Racing Pride, which was set up in collaboration with Stonewall in 2019 to promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the motorsport industry. He is known for the wealth of his historical motor racing knowledge and, among classic car afficionadi, his love of his concours 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2.
He co-wrote double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi’s 2014 autobiography Emmo: a Racer’s Soul. And Matt’s first novel (with LGBTQ+ themes), The Boy Made the Difference, was published in August 2020. Matt lives in London with his husband Angel Bautista, who has been a chef in a number of Michelin-star restaurants and now runs a successful restaurant in London’s Soho.
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