Jack Matthijnssens

Jack is based in Brussels and crosses between public affairs and communications work. He provides strategic advice to expand his clients’ advocacy and influence in the EU. His areas of focus are on sustainability and digital issues, working with a number clients in the steel, logistics and IT industries. He possesses a strong knowledge of EU health policy through a previous role.

Before joining H+K Jack garnered experience in the European Parliament, first as a trainee policy advisor with the EPP Group in the Committee for Industry, Technology, Research and Energy, and latterly as a press officer for the Irish delegation. He also completed a traineeship at Acumen Public Affairs, where he focused on EU health policy.

Jack holds a master’s degree in European studies from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and a bachelor in history and English from University College Dublin (Ireland). A dual national of Ireland and Belgium, he speaks fluent English and intermediate Dutch. Jack has a strong track record in community building: a Facebook community leader, he administers Belgium’s largest Facebook group. Ideally, his spare time is spent sipping cocktails on a sunny beach, but often he has to make do with a bar in cold & rainy Brussels