Trustee Profile: Michael Taylor

Michael TaylorDr Michael R. Taylor CEng MPhil PhD FRAeS FIET FBCS

Michael was appointed Chairman of AbilityNet in January 2009.  He is an experienced Director and Chartered Electronics Engineer with a passionate belief in the power of technology to increase the quality of life for all people.

Michael has extensive experience creating collaborative environments from which teams have consistently delivered demanding strategic outcomes.  He has led the development of innovative products and services, typically in ‘start up’ environments and has held senior roles in the UK Cabinet Office, the Metropolitan Police and the private sector.

Prior to his recent public service he led the development of mission critical systems for international aerospace and security customers.  Michael currently owns his own international consultancy and advisory business, Matrix Connexions.

Michael is named inventor on a portfolio of patents and is a Fellow of the RAeS, the IET, the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT and a Freeman of the Information Technologist’s Company.