Organisation Structure

Key People

Brendan Chilton | CEO

Councillor Brendan Chilton is co-founder and CEO of the IBN. Alongside his notable work serving the people of Ashford since 2011 as a local Councillor, Brendan also headed up the Labour Leave campaign in the referendum. An avid writer, Brendan’s articles have been featured in the Telegraph, Spiked-Online and Brexit Central. Brendan is well known for bridging political divides, a firm favourite amongst those who would usually be his political opponents; he demonstrated at multiple Leave rallies that there certainly is such a thing as left wing Brexiteers, and they have plenty to say.

Tom Bohills | Vice-Chairman

Tom Bohills is co-founder and Vice Chairman of the IBN. Outside of being a prominent city lawyer, Tom is an ardent Brexiteer. Co-Founder of the Alliance of British Entrepreneurs, Tom is dedicated to ensuring the promises made to businesses are kept throughout the Brexit process. Tom is a Brexit Central author, and has appeared on the Youtube channel, 'The New Culture Forum'.

John Longworth | Chairman

John Longworth Co-founder and Chairman of the IBN. He was Director-General of the Chamber of Commerce from 2011-2016. He Co-Chaired the Leave Means Leave campaign and was a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber in 2019. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Economists for Free Trade and the Advisory Council of the IEA.

Daniel Hodson | Vice-Chairman

Daniel Hodson is Co-Founder of the IBN and Vice-Chairman. He was on the Board of Business for Britain and served as Honorary Treasurer. During the 2016 referendum Daniel served as one of the Directors of Vote Leave. He is the former CEO of LIFFE and Director of the London Clearing House. Daniel has worked in business and is the Chairman of City for Britain.

Lance Forman | President Of Patrons

Lance Forman is President of Patrons and Vice Chairman of the IBN. Lance was elected as a Brexit Party MEP in 2019 in which role he served until Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Lance is best known for putting country above party and crucially supporting the Conservatives’ Brexit strategy, helping to ensure Brexit was delivered. A man of the people, Lance initially rose to prominence by standing up with other businesses against government plans to evict them to make space for the Olympic Stadium. Lance is also an accomplished author and owner of a renowned Salmon Factory in East London.