Hugo Hutchison studied Philosophy and Politics at the University of Liverpool, after which he spent seven years working in book publishing and subsequently in film marketing.
He then decided upon a career change, and completed a PGCE at the Institute of Education. After a year teaching in Hackney, Hugo then moved to Pimlico Academy in Westminster, where he spent seven years including five as a senior leader and three as Vice Principal. Hugo has joined Hackney New School to help lead it to achieve outstanding outcomes for all of its students. As well as serving as Chair of Governors at a Hackney primary school, Hugo takes a keen interest in wider educational debate and politics; he also enjoys sports, especially rock climbing.