Leave Means Leave
John Longworth was Chairman of the Vote Leave Business Council for the duration of the referendum campaign having resigned as Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce in March 2016 after nearly five years in post. Over the course of his career, John has done business on every continent and has had Executive Board positions at Asda Group and Tesco.
In 2009 he embarked on a Portfolio career and founded a science, IT and professional services business, SVA Ltd, which in 2015 employed 200 scientists and professionals when, as Chairman, he steered to a successful exit.
He is now a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs.
John also holds a number of company non-executive director positions including Board audit and risk committee, remuneration committee and has always been active in public roles including as a panel member of the Competition Commission, a Council Member of the World Chambers Federation, a Board member of the U.K. India Business Council and as Chairman of the Paris based CIES International Product Standards Committee.