I have long believed in a Britain that embraces the world; a stronger, fairer, more outward-looking independent country; a magnet for international talent and a home to the pioneers and innovators who will shape the world in the future.
My conviction that we can achieve this best outside the EU goes back a long way. I was a director of the successful Business for Sterling campaign in the late 1990s to prevent the UK joining the euro.
In summer 2015 I became one of the first business figures to back Brexit, co-founding the high-profile campaign group Leave.eu, which I stayed with until we’d won the referendum. I left there in 2016 to found a new organisation, Leave Means Leave, backed by many Tory MPs and economists, entrepreneurs and other business figures. We share an optimism for Britain’s bright prospects outside the EU and a wish to get on with Brexit and build a better, more global country for future generations.