Matthew Taylor CBE has been Chief Executive of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) since 2006.

Since then, the RSA has substantially increased its output of research and innovation, provided new routes to support the charitable initiatives of its 30,000 fellows, and developed a global profile as a platform for ideas.

In 2017 Matthew published ‘Good Work’; an independent review into modern employment, commissioned by the UK Prime Minister.

In 2019, Matthew started a new part-time role as the Government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement and is also a member of its Industrial Strategy Council.

Matthew is a regular media performer and has written and presented several Radio Four documentaries. He is also Senior Editor of the Thames & Hudson Big Ideas series.

Prior to the RSA, Matthew was Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research. He then became Chief Adviser on political strategy to the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.