Mr Matthew Taylor

IHF Governing Council Member

NHS Confederation, UK

Matthew Taylor

Mr. Matthew Taylor joined the NHS Confederation as its chief executive in June 2021, having been chief executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for 15 years. During his tenure, Matthew transformed the RSA into a global institution, with 30,000 fellows and a high profile and influential research programme.

Before the RSA, Mr. Taylor was chief adviser on political strategy to Prime Minister Tony Blair and he also ran the Institute for Public Policy Research for 5 years. Matthew previous roles include trade union researcher, leading a health policy research unit, university research fellow and a County Councillor.

He is a widely known commentator on policy, politics and public service reform and regularly appears on national media programmes, including as a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze. He is series editor for the Thames and Hudson ‘Big Ideas’ books and his own book ‘Do we need to work?’ was published in 2021.

Mr. Taylor has been a member of the IHF Governing Council since July 2021. His alternate, Dr Layla McCay, is a member of the IHF Audit and Finance Committee.

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