Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell is a Director and jointly leads Frontier’s Public Policy Practice.

He has been helping clients for over 25 years on the design of effective policies, including cost-benefit analysis, impact assessment, policy design, behavioural research and quantitative modelling.

He has worked extensively on healthcare, climate change and environmental issues; as well as on industrial policy, education, housing and criminal justice. His work has focused on the UK but he has offered expert advice to Governments in over 20 countries on all continents.

Matthew is a member of the HM Treasury and Cabinet Office’s Evaluation and Trial Advice Panel (ETAP), which supports the design and delivery of robust, high-quality evaluation across government and oversees several large areas of government spending. ETAP is managed by the Evaluation Task Force and brings together top evaluation and experimentation experts from across the UK to provide free evaluation advice to civil servants and What Works Centres.

From 2014 to 2017 he was the Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change. In that capacity he oversaw all the Committee’s work, including its advice to Parliament and work to influence the passage of legislation and policies relating to greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation to climate change. Earlier in his career he worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. He is widely recognised as an expert in using economic analysis to design effective policies.

Matthew was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018 for services to combatting climate change.