Will Hutton has been Principal at Hertford College since 2011. He is a political economist, co-chair of the Purposeful Company, and the author of seven best-selling books on political economy and business, notably The State We’re In (1995) but more recently with Andrew Adonis, Saving Britain – the case for Britain’s membership of the EU and a second referendum. Previously he was executive vice chair of the Work Foundation ( one of four thinks he has founded, co-chaired or run ), and chaired two commissions for the UK government – one on the creative industries and one on executive pay. Will also spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Observer, for which he continues to write a weekly column. He is currently working on a proposed government-sponsored work programme, a Youth Corps, to enable more opportunity for young job-seekers after the coronavirus crisis.
Position: Principal at Hertford College