Keith Best has been Chairman of ERIS since 2007. He is the Chief Executive of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, and was Chief Executive of the Immigration Advisory Service from 1993-2009.
A barrister and former MP, hHe was awarded the Territorial Decoration after serving in airborne and commando forces, and left with the rank of major. He was formerly Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales and Director of Prisoners Abroad .
He is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy, which seeks improved international structures on federalist principles with observer status at the UN. He was also Chairman of the Association of Registered Immigration Advisers.
He chaired the national charity the Electronic Immigration Network for ten years and is still a Trustee, and was formerly Chairman of the Electoral Reform Society (and still on the Council).