Speaker Details

Will Hutton
Principal, Hertford College, University Of Oxford

Will Hutton has just begun as Principal of Hertford College Oxford. Regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the national and international media, Will is today one of the country's leading economic commentators.

Will began his career as a stockbroker and investment analyst before moving to the BBC, where he worked both on radio, as a producer and reporter, and on TV as economics correspondent for Newsnight.  After working at the Guardian as economic editor, Will spent four years as editor and editor-in-chief of The Observer, for which he continues to write a weekly column. He also regularly contributes to The Guardian and the Financial Times.

He is currently the chair of the Commission on Ownership which is examining how Britain can promote good ownership (which it also defines) due to deliver its findings in January 2012. He also chaired the Public Sector Fair Pay Review  which published its final report in March 2011, and whose recommendations the government has agreed to implement.