Working to make government more effective

Matthew Gill

Programme Director

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. He then completed a PhD in sociology and spent two years in the USA as an interdisciplinary Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow. He is the author of Accountants’ Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World (Oxford, 2009). 

All work

16 JAN 2024 Report chapter

Whitehall Monitor 2024: Part 2

Recommendations for civil service reform covering the workforce, ministers, the centre of government, policy making, digital and AI, and resilience.

16 JAN 2024 Report chapter

Whitehall Monitor 2024: Part 1

Analysis of how the civil service continued to change in 2023 - including its size, structure, turnover and budgets.

07 NOV 2023 Insight paper

Public appointments in 2023

There has been some promising progress in improving the public appointments system, but it remains vulnerable to abuse.