Matthew announced his retirement from rowing in 2004 and was made a Knight Bachelor later that year. He had already been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and was raised to Commander.
He was awarded the coveted ‘Thomas Keller Medal’ by the International Rowing Federation in 2005.
Since retiring from rowing, Matthew has worked for the BBC as a sports bulletin presenter and reporter. Umpiring & commentating key events on the rowing calendar such as the Olympics, Henley Royal Regatta and The Boat Races.
Pinsent also directed “Unbelievable – The Chad Le Clos” a documentary following swimmer Chad Le Clos.
In June 2012, Matthew rowed on the Gloriana as part of the royal pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. He appeared again on the Gloriana the following month, bearing the Olympic torch as it crossed the river Thames.
Matthew is an outstanding motivational speaker and after dinner speaker.
He has appeared at corporate events for some of the most prestigious International companies such as Proctor & Gamble, IBM, British Telecom, NatWest, Camelot and Lombard.