Will Hutton is currently Principal of Hertford College Oxford – one of the university’s leading colleges - a job he has held since September 2011. As Principal he leads the college in its academic and growth ambitions, responsible to a governing body of more than 40 fellows. In addition he chairs the Big Innovation Centre, a charity devoted to promoting open innovation, is a director/trustee of the Scott Trust which owns the Guardian and Observer newspapers and chairs the Stakeholder Advisory Board for EDF Energy. He writes a column for the Observer and occasionally for the Financial Times, and appears regularly on television and radio commentating on economic, financial and business issues. He is also chair of the Independent Fees Commission, established to investigate the impact of £9,000 annual fees on applications, offers and acceptances at English universities.