Jack Matthijnssens

Jack is a member of Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ EU Public Affairs team, also advising clients on PR and Communications. Experienced in media relations and stakeholder engagement, he was previously a spokesperson for the Irish delegation in the centre-right European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament.

Jack’s policy background mainly extends to healthcare, industrial and energy policy having previously worked on EU healthcare policy in a previous role at Acumen Public Affairs, and before that as a trainee policy advisor for the EPP Group in the European Parliament in the ITRE (Industry, Technology, Research & Energy) Committee.

Jack has a background in International Relations and European Affairs, having graduated from the University College Dublin (bachelor) and the Catholic University of Leuven (master). A dual-citizen of both Ireland and Belgium, he is a native English speaker, and possesses a strong command of Dutch. Despite his best efforts to learn French since moving to Brussels, he remains a beginner.