Dr Matthew Gill

Senior Fellow at Institute for Government (IfG)


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).

  • In news articles

    Improving the use of evidence and evaluation in policy making

    The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) hosted a seminar for academics and policy professionals, led by Dame Professor Theresa Marteau and Dr Matthew Gill, exploring how to improve the use of evidence and evaluation in policy making.

  • In news articles

    Arm’s length bodies in the COVID-19 response

    The Centre for Science and Policy hosted a seminar on how ALBs were used in the COVID-19 response, as part of its Policy Fellow series on the government’s use of data, science, and evidence. Speakers Matthew Gill and Grant Dalton, from the Institute for Government, outlined their research on the interface between health focused ALBs and central government during the pandemic.