Institute of Economic Affairs appoints new Digital Manager, Darren Grimes


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The Institute of Economic Affairs, the UK’s leading free-market think tank, today announces a new addition to its digital output team.

Darren Grimes, formerly of Brexit Central will be joining the IEA as Digital Manager. Since the EU referendum, during which Darren founded the youth campaign ‘BeLeave’, he has worked as the Deputy Editor of the widely read and influential BrexitCentral, the online home of Brexit bringing specialist coverage of the negotiations as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

Commenting on his appointment at the IEA, Darren Grimes said:  

No other think tank’s freedom-loving vision and mission has been more of an influence on my own politics than that of the IEA. I’m delighted to be joining Westminster’s best and brightest in working to disseminate that very vision.”

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs said:

“Darren brings with him great talent and knowledge, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the IEA. From his fearless campaigning during the EU referendum, he has become one of the most proficient voices, not just in the Brexit debate but in the free market movement as well. He has a bright future ahead of him and will no doubt strengthen our already fantastic team here at the IEA.”

Notes to editors: 

The IEA’s current Digital Officer, Madeline Grant, has moved to become the IEA’s Editorial Manager.

For media enquiries please contact Stephanie Lis, Director of Communications: 020 7799 8909, [email protected]

Darren Grimes: Formerly Deputy Editor at BrexitCentral and founder of the youth-focused BeLeave campaign during the EU referendum, Darren draws on his background in design and digital campaigning to communicate and disseminate free market thinking and ideas.

The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

The IEA is a registered educational charity and independent of all political parties

Further IEA Reading: The IEA Brexit Prize: A Blueprint for Britain – Openness not Isolation ; Brexit Prize: Final shortlisted entries