Senior Fellow, Institute for Government
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Matthew joined the Institute for Government in 2021 as a senior fellow on secondment from the British Business Bank. He is developing the Institute’s work on arms-length bodies and is interested in expertise and accountability in government, as well as business and financial policy making.
Matthew was policy director at the British Business Bank for over five years, including through EU exit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Previously, he worked in prudential policy at the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England in the aftermath of the financial crisis, from which position he was seconded to HM Treasury to help establish the British Business Bank. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Matthew has been an interdisciplinary Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis and is the author of Accountants’ Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World (Oxford University Press, 2009).