Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood is the director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and the IEA’s Ralph Harris Fellow. Since his appointment in 2009, Littlewood has been instrumental in expanding the IEA’s reach, both inside and outside of Britain. He was recently ranked No. 45 on the right-wing power list.

Littlewood is recognized as a powerful spokesperson for free markets, and he appears as a regular guest on flagship political programs such as BBC Question Time, Newsnight and the Today Program. He writes a regular column for The Times and features in many other print and broadcast media such as The Telegraph, City AM and Any Questions.

Littlewood campaigned strongly for Brexit and hopes to see an open, global and free-trading Britain post-Brexit. Prior to working at the IEA, Littlewood was head of media for the Liberal Democrats before going on to found Progressive Vision, a classical liberal think tank.

He was also campaigns director for the human rights group Liberty and founder of NO2ID, the campaign against the introduction of identity cards. Littlewood was educated at Balliol College in Oxford, England.