Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood is the director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and the IEA’s Ralph Harris Fellow. Under his leadership, the IEA has continued to communicate the benefits of free markets to an even wider audience around the world.

In 2014, Littlewood was ranked 38th on The Times’ right-wing power list and in 2011 was named Liberal Voice of the Year by the Liberal Democrat Voice. Littlewood frequently comments on political and economic issues on television and radio, including BBC Question Time, Any Questions?, Newsnight, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Radio 4’s Today and LBC.

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, U.K.