'How can we enable people to most fully express their creative potential?'
Matthew became Chief executive of the RSA in November 2006, after leaving his position as Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Matthew joined the Labour Party in 1994 to establish Labour's rebuttal operation. His activities before the Labour Party included being a county councillor, a parliamentary candidate, a university research fellow and the director of a unit monitoring policy in the health service.
Until December 1998, Matthew was Assistant General Secretary for the Labour Party. During the 1997 General Election he was Labour's Director of Policy and a member of the Party's central election strategy team.