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Week 25: 26 February 2012

Matthew Taylor

Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts

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Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor became Chief Executive of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) in November 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister. Matthew was appointed to the Labour Party in 1994 to establish Labour's rebuttal operation. During the 1997 General Election he was Labour's Director of Policy.

His activities before the Labour Party included being a county councillor, a parliamentary candidate, a university research fellow and the director of a unit monitoring policy in the health service. He was the Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research between 1999 and 2003, Britain’s leading centre left think tank.

Matthew has written for publications including The Times, Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman and Prospect and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze.

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