Lessons of the Taylor Review
Matthew Taylor has been Chief Executive of the RSA since November 2006. During this time the Society has substantially increased its output of research and innovation, has provided new routes to support charitable initiatives of its
28,000 Fellows – including crowd funding - and has developed a global profile as a platform for ideas. In October 2016 Matthew was appointed by the Prime Minister to lead an independent review into modern employment; the review's findings
were published in July 2017.
Prior to this appointment, Matthew was Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister. Previous roles include Labour Party Director of Policy and Deputy General Secretary and Chief Executive of the ippr the UK's leading left of centre think tank.
Matthew is a regular media performer having appeared several times on the Today Programme, The Daily Politics and Newsnight. He had written and presented several Radio Four documentaries and is a panellist on the programme Moral Maze. He writes a regular column for the Local Government Chronicle. He has posted over a thousand times on his RSA blog and tweets as @RSAMatthew.
Nine months on from the publication of his independent Review in Modern Employment and in light of the Government's official response, Matthew Taylor reflects on what has happened since, on what he might have done or said differently and what needs to happen now to help us create a good work economy. Going beyond the Review, Matthew will also talk about the way technological change – AI and robotics in particular – may impact work over the coming decade.