Matthew Buckland Biography – Matthew Buckland Wiki
Matthew Buckland born Matthew James Buckland, was a South African Internet entrepreneur and businessman. He won the ‘best individual contribution to digital’ award at the 2017 Bookmark Awards.
Buckland was formerly the head of the Mail & Guardian’s online division from 2000 to 2007 where he founded award-winning collaborative news and opinion platform, Thought Leader while establishing the M&G’s digital businesses. Buckland had taken over the M&G’s digital division from Irwin Manoim who launched the M&G’s digital presence in 1994.
Buckland founded digital agency Creative Spark and publishing company Burn Media in 2010. He sold his majority shares in both companies to international advertising agency M&C Saatchi in 2015. Buckland would later take the reins of Burn Media Group which owns technology publishing brands which report on emerging markets Memeburn and Ventureburn. Ventureburn focuses on the startup, entrepreneur and investor ecosystems in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
Buckland was also a consultant and entrepreneur-in-residence at multinational media fund Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) which backs global media clients through financial investments and strategy assistance. The MDIF, which is also the primary shareholder in M&G Media, has invested more than $166-million in over 114 independent businesses in 39 countries.
Buckland served on the advisory board of the MDIF’s South Africa Media Innovation Program. In a statement, the MDIF said Buckland shared “ his business acumen with the next generation of media companies transforming the country.”
Matthew Buckland Age
He was born on 22 August 1974 in South Africa. He died on 23 April 2019 aged 45.
Matthew Buckland Parents
Matthew Buckland’s parents were Andrew Buckland and Janet Buckland.
Matthew Buckland Education
Buckland studied journalism at Rhodes University and completed a Harvard Business School executive education course for future leaders with a focus on online business and social networking.
Matthew Buckland Wife
He was married to his wife Bridget.
Matthew Buckland Children
Buckland and his wife Bridget had two daughters.
Matthew Buckland Death
He died on 23 April 2019 aged 44.
Andreij Horn, head of News 24 said: “Matt will be remembered as a truly empowering leader who gave of himself and his time freely in an industry he cared for deeply. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues in this sad time for them, but also for all of us who worked with him over the years.”
Matthew Buckland Cause of Death – Matthew Buckland Cancer
Matthew Buckland’s cause of death was cancer.