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Richard Dearlove

speaker location icon Cambridge, UK

Former Head, MI6 (1999-2004)

Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge Univeristy (2004-present)

Chairman, Ascot Underwriting Ltd. (2006-present)

Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG, OBE, former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), was at the heart of British secret intelligence for nearly 40 years.

Having served in posts across the world as an intelligence officer, he was Head of MI6 during the September 11th attacks and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Codenamed “C”, he is only the second holder of that position to be named publicly.

For the preceding five years Sir Richard was Director of Operations and, from 1998, Assistant Chief. As Director of Finance, Administration and Personnel he also oversaw the move of Secret Intelligence Service into its now-iconic Headquarter Building at Vauxhall Cross in 1994.

Sir Richard Dearlove is currently a senior advisor to the Monitor Group – a global consultancy and private equity firm – and in April 2013, it was announced that Sir Richard joined the advisory board of Ergo, a global intelligence and advisory firm. Since 2006, Sir Richard has also been serving as Chairman of the insurance company Ascot Underwriting Ltd.

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Our Comment

"Described as an intelligence "all rounder", Sir Richard has established himself as a scarce but in-demand commentator on the new century's security threats. He now advises widely on risk and national security, pulling from his hard-won knowledge and experience for the benefit of private audiences. An insider’s view of key events and developments in international affairs has given him a unique perspective on this closed and misinterpreted world."

Our Changing Perceptions of National Security (2009)

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