We have followed the life of Matthew Joyce with great interest. Not only have we been close friends with Matthew’s parents, Rob and Janet, our own son’s have gone through school together and remain close friends. This friendship extended to the coincidence that the three boys were all living in the UAE at the same time. Having known Matthew from a very young age, we have found him to be a quiet, sensible and reliable person with many loyal friends. He is a caring father and husband.

We have watched Mathew’s professional progress with interest and admire the success he has achieved. During our long association we have never had any cause to question his honesty or integrity.

We are saddened by his present predicament and we give our full support to him clearing his name and returning to Australia.