Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC is an international businessman, philanthropist, author and pollster. He was deputy chairman of the Conservative Party and is a former treasurer of the International Democratic Union. He is founder and chairman of the board of trustees of Crimestoppers, vice-patron of the Intelligence Corps Museum, chairman of the trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy, chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, a senior fellow of the International Strategic Studies Association and a former trustee of Imperial War Museums.
His political works include Smell the Coffee: A Wake-Up Call for the Conservative Party; Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron; and Well, You Did Ask… Why the UK Voted to Leave the EU. His most recent book is the acclaimed White Flag? An Examination of the UK’s Defence Capability.