LORD ASHCROFT KCMG PC is an international businessman, philanthropist, author and pollster. He is a former deputy chairman and former treasurer of the Conservative Party and is founder and chairman of the board of trustees at Crimestoppers. He is chairman of the trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy and a former trustee of the Imperial War Museum. Lord Ashcroft has a lifelong interest in bravery and has built up the world's largest collection of Victoria Crosses, currently standing at more than 200 decorations. His many charitable donations linked to gallantry and the Armed Forces include more than GBP5 million for a new gallery bearing his name at the Imperial War Museum, London. The gallery is home to the author's Victoria Cross and George Cross collection as well as those decorations in the care of the IWM. Lord Ashcroft is also a political biographer who has written books on David Cameron, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer.