Taylor's generosity, warmth and optimism touched countless lives. His dedication to his family was accompanied by a dedication to his work. Well-versed in the role of power and politics in governance, he never himself played those cards, and instead shared his knowledge and experience fully, doing everything possible to make development more effective.
Despite his professional diligence and extensive work travel, Taylor was an exemplar of work-life balance. Many of us looked to him not only for what he worked on, but also for how he worked. Taylor brought his joy of life to the office – recommending social events, playing lawn games, sharing special dishes with us in the kitchen. In many ways, he defined the culture we see in the Bristol office today. He will be sorely missed.