Will is a political economist, author and columnist.
He is President of the Academy of Social Sciences, co-chair of The Purposeful Company, an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, a Non-Executive Director of the Satellite Applications Catapult, and writes a fortnightly column for the Observer.
He began his career in the City before moving to the BBC, becoming Economics Editor for Newsnight, then Economics Editor of the Guardian, Editor-in-Chief of The Observer, Chief Executive of The Work Foundation and Principal of Hertford College, Oxford. Will has chaired government commissions on public sector pay and on the creative industries, and has co-founded or chaired four think tanks (the Employment Policy Institute, the Work Foundation, the Big Innovation Centre and the Purposeful Company).
His best-selling books include ‘The State We’re In’ (1996), ‘Them and Us’ (2011), ‘How Good We Can Be’ (2015) and most recently ‘Saving Britain’ with Andrew Adonis (2018).