Dr Matthew Gill

Programme Director at Institute for Government (IfG)


Programme Director, Institute for Government

Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Matthew is a programme director leading the Institute’s work on public bodies. He was policy director at the British Business Bank for over five years, including during EU exit and the pandemic. He previously helped establish the bank while leading on enterprise policy at HM Treasury. Before that, he worked in prudential policy at the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England following the financial crisis.

Matthew began his career at PwC, where he became a chartered accountant, and holds a PhD in sociology from the London School of Economics. He 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, 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.