Michael Hutchings OBE was until recently a solicitor specialising in EU and competition law, and a former partner at Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells).

He is a trustee of the Dutch Oak Tree Foundation, a UK charity managing a substantial endowment which makes programme-related investments to relieve poverty in East Africa. Michael is one of the founding members of the Competition Law Forum, a policy think-tank, and a member of the Editorial Board of the European Competition Law Review. He was a Panel Member of the Competition & Markets Authority from 2013 to 2018. Michael was appointed OBE in 2005 for services to international law.

He became Deputy Chair of PHIN in March 2024.