Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting CBE (born 1941) is a British Labour Party politician. A bookseller who rose to become Managing Director and later Chairman of the publisher Faber and Faber, Evans also served as a Governor of the British Film Institute. He was created a life peer in May 2000 as Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, of Temple Guiting in the County of Gloucestershire. In the House of Lords, he was a Government whip from 2002 to 2007, and a spokesperson for the Department for Constitutional Affairs from 2003. He has also served as a spokesperson for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Treasury. He left the Government in October 2007 to join Swiss Bank EFG International.