Will Hutton, principal, Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre

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Will Hutton
Will Hutton, principal, Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre
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Will Hutton, recipient of the award in 2013, is the Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University. He is also the chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation.

Regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the national and international media, Hutton is today one of the pre-eminent economics commentators in the country.

He began his career in the City, 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. Prior to joining The Work Foundation, Will spent four years as 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.

Hutton's books include The State We’re In (1996), which was seen at the time as setting the scene for the Blair revolution. His latest book, Them and Us: Changing Britain – Why we need a fair society, was published in 2010 by Little, Brown.

Hutton is also is a governor of the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Scott Trust board and a fellow of the Sunningdale Institute. He was the chair of the Commission on Ownership which delivered its findings in 2012. He also led the Public Sector Fair Pay Review, which published its final report in March 2011.

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