About Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor became Chief Executive of the RSA 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. 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. Until December 1998, Matthew was Assistant General Secretary for the Labour Party. During the 1997 General Election he was Labour’s Director of Policy and a member of the Party’s central election strategy team. He was the Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research between 1999 and 2003, Britain’s leading centre left think tank.

Matthew is a frequent media commentator on policy and political issues, and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Observer, New Statesman and Prospect’.
Contact details
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive
Email Matthew | Telephone +44 (0)20 7451 6883

Contact details for the RSA
The RSA’s main building is located just behind the Strand in central London, within easy walking distance of underground and railway stations.

Our address is 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ. (pdf directions)
This is where events from the main lecture programme take place, and the Fellows’ library, restaurant and bar are housed here.

Nearest London Underground Stations
Charing Cross (Northern Line)
Embankment (District and Circle lines)
Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Lines)

Nearest Overground Stations
Charing Cross