After many years as a member of euro communication EEIG, Berlin-based conference interpreter Matthew Perret decided to leave our group at the end of 2022. While we deeply regret losing one of our longest serving members, we congratulate Matthew on his new full-time position with the interpreting service of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Matthew joined euro communication in 2006 and was an active and outspoken contributor to our discussions from day one. His extensive experience working for international institutions and as an interpreter trainer around the world proved a major asset to our group. In addition, Matthew’s expertise regarding the use of technology in interpreting has helped the group anticipate and prepare for a changing market. Alongside populating our social media profiles and this blog with frequent posts on interpreting and other matters relevant to our profession, Matthew also provided highly thoughtful input to the group as to which social media channels to use and how to do so. And finally, in addition to Matthew’s useful contributions, our group enjoyed his unrivalled talent in efficiently chairing our meetings and providing regular summaries of our lively discussions.
Beyond all professional wisdom, however, euro communication will miss the sociable nature Matthew has brought to every single one of our encounters. We wish Matthew all the best in his work for the EU and look forward to meeting up with him on a more informal basis.