11 Facts About Will Hutton


Will Hutton is the chair of the advisory board of the UK National Youth Corps.


Will Hutton was principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford from 2011 to 2020, and co-founder of the Big Innovation Centre, an initiative from the Work Foundation, having been chief executive of the Work Foundation from 2000 to 2008.


Will Hutton's father moved to Bromley, then to Kent, and he attended Southborough Lane County Primary School in Petts Wood.


Will Hutton only got average marks at O-level but enjoyed the sixth form more, studying geography, history, and economics.


Will Hutton spent ten years with the BBC, including working as economics correspondent for Newsnight from 1983 to 1988, where he replaced Peter Hobday.


Will Hutton spent four years as editor-in-chief at The Observer and director of the Guardian National Newspapers, before joining the Industrial Society, now known as The Work Foundation, as chief executive in 2000.


Will Hutton sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.


Will Hutton argues in The World We're In that many viewpoints in this book are neo-Keynesean and that it is critical of short-termism, viewing stakeholder capitalism as an alternative.


On 18 February 2007, Will Hutton was a featured guest on BBC's Have Your Say programme, discussing the implications of China's growth.


Will Hutton married Jane Atkinson, the daughter of a neurosurgeon, in 1978, and lives in London.


Will Hutton's wife, who died in 2016, was a director of a property development company called First Premise, based in Richmond upon Thames, which she founded in 1987.