Will Hutton was appointed chief executive of the Industrial Society in February 2000. He was previously editor of the Observer from March 1996 to July 1998, and then its Editor-in-Chief. A former stockbroker, he spent ten years with the BBC and from 1983 to 1988 was economics correspondent for BBC2's 'Newsnight'. He was economics editor of the Guardian from 1990 and became assistant editor in 1995. He was nominated Political Journalist of the Year by Granada Television's 'What the Papers Say' for his coverage of the 1992 ERM crisis. His book on Keynesian economics, The Revolution That Never Was, was published in 1986, and the bestselling The State We're In in 1995. He is a member of the governing council of the Policy Studies Institute, the Political Economy Research Centre and is a governor of the London School of Economics. He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and is on the editorial board of New Economy. In 1995 he became Chair of the Employment Policy Institute. Will Hutton is married with three children.