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Matthew Taylor, Chief executive, RSA

Matthew Taylor has been chief executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) since November 2006

During this time the Society has substantially increased its output of research and innovation, has provided new routes to support the charitable initiatives of its 29,000 fellows, and has developed a global profile as a platform for ideas. In July 2017 Taylor published the report ‘Good Work’; an independent review into modern employment, which was commissioned by the UK prime minister.

Prior to this appointment Taylor was chief adviser on political strategy to the prime minister. Previous roles include Labour Party director of policy, and deputy general secretary and chief executive of the IPPR; the UK’s leading left-of-centre think tank.

Taylor is a regular media performer having appeared several times on the Today programme, The Daily Politics and Newsnight. He had written and presented several Radio Four documentaries and is a panellist on the programme Moral Maze. He has posted more than a thousand times on his RSA blog site and tweets as @RSAMatthew.

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