John Leonard Eatwell, Baron Eatwell is a British economist and the current President of Queens' College, Cambridge, where he was a student (1964–1967).
Lord Eatwell was educated at Headlands Grammar School in Swindon in Wiltshire, followed by Queens' College at the University of Cambridge, where he gained a B.A., followed by Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar, where he obtained a Ph.D. and returned to Queens' as a research fellow.
Eatwell has held several positions within the University of Cambridge, including Professor of Financial Policy at the Judge Business School and University Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics: he was a fellow of Trinity College from 1970 to 1996, when he was elected President of Queens'. With his other duties, Eatwell taught Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York city in the 1980s and 1990s. He is also a member of various important national bodies. He was chief economic adviser to Neil Kinnock, the then-Leader of the Labour Party, from 1985 to 1992 and is a Labour member of the House of Lords as Baron Eatwell, of Stratton St Margaret in the County of Wiltshire. In 2010, he was appointed a Labour Opposition Spokesman for the Treasury in the House of Lords by new leader Ed Miliband.
Eatwell is the former chair of the British Library, a director of the Royal Opera House and the economic advisor to the Chartered Management Institute.
In July 2006 Eatwell married Suzi Digby, the founder and Principal of The Voices Foundation, a national music education charity.