Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Matthew Elliott

Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute; Senior Political Adviser, Shore Capital; Former Chief Executive, VoteLeave

Matthew is one of the UK's foremost political campaigners, having served as CEO of Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign in the 2016 EU referendum. Matthew also led the NOtoAV campaign, winning the 2011 referendum on the alternative vote. As a policy entrepreneur, he has founded and run numerous award winning campaigns, including the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) and Business for Britain (BfB), the precursor to Vote Leave. Matthew has been described by the Financial Times as "one of the most formidable political strategists in Westminster" and by the New European as "an unsung titan of the Brexit cause." He has written four books and is currently a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute in London and a Senior Political Adviser to Shore Capital.


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