Lord Hutton of Furness was elected Member of Parliament for Barrow and Furness 1992-2010. He held a range of Ministerial appointments during his political career including Minister of State for Health 1999-2005, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office 2005, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2005-07, Secretary of State Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2007-08, Secretary of State Defence 2008-09.
In 2010 Lord Hutton became Chairman of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission; in June 2011 he became Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association; in January 2012 he became Non-Executive Director of Sirius Minerals plc; in May 2012 he became European Advisory Director for the Dimensional Fund Advisers; in 2013 he became an Adviser for Bechtel Corporation; in 2013 he became a Special Adviser for PricewaterhouseCoopers; in 2013 he became a Non-Executive Director of Arthurian Life Sciences Ltd; and in 2014 he became an Adviser to Redington.
Lord Hutton is a trustee of the RAF Museum, a non-executive Director of HMS Victory Preservation Company Ltd, Chairman of the Royal United Services Institute and Chairman of the Cuba Initiative.
His political interests include defence, the welfare state, home affairs and legal affairs.