Will Hutton

Will Hutton is currently Principal of Hertford College Oxford, a role he has held since September 2011 and leads the college in its academic and growth ambitions. In addition Will chairs the steering committee of the Big Innovation Centre; he is a director/trustee of the Scott Trust and is a non-executive director of the Satellite Applications Catapult. He writes a weekly column for the Observer and occasionally for the Financial Times, and appears regularly on television and radio commentating on economic, financial and business issues. 

Will has published a number of books, including The State We’re In, one of the top-selling books on political economy since 1945.  His most recent book, “How good we can be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country" was published in February 2015, and reached number 3 in the Guardian best-seller list. He has also authored a number of independent reports to government. 

Will Hutton is a Governor of Ditchley Foundation, has been a visiting professor at Bristol University (where he took his first degree in Economics and Sociology), has been awarded fourteen honorary degrees and has served as a governor of the LSE from 1994 to 2012, stepping up to become Emeritus Governor. He is a member of the editorial board of the Political Quarterly. 

He is married, 65 years old and has three grown up children. He is an active sportsman and enjoys a wide range of cultural and creative interests.