Lord Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG is an international businessman, author and philanthropist.  He has many, varied business interests with significant investments and participation in both public and private companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Caribbean.

He was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative party in the UK from December 2005 to September 2010.  He is Treasurer of the International Democratic Union. 

Alongside his business acumen, Lord Ashcroft also has altruistic endeavours that focus on his areas of particular interest, crime prevention and education. 

Lord Ashcroft is founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Crimestoppers,  the only UK charity dedicated to solving crimes, Vice Patron of the Intelligence Corps Museum and Chairman of the Trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy and Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK.  He is also a Trustee of the Cleveland Clinic in the US.

Lord Ashcroft holds the largest collection of Victoria Cross medals in the world.

Lord Ashcroft has written four books:

- Smell The Coffee – A wake-up call for the Conservative Party
- Dirty politics Dirty times
- Victoria Cross Heroes
- Special Forces Heroes

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