Richard Dearlove Keynote Speaker

  • Former Head, MI6 (1999-2004)
  • Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge Univeristy (2004-present)
  • Chairman, Ascot Underwriting Ltd. (2006-present)

Richard Dearlove's Biography

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.

Book Richard Dearlove as keynote speaker at your next event or conference.

Read More

Videos of Richard Dearlove

Our Changing Perceptions of National Security (2009)
Our Changing Perceptions of National Security (2009)

Check Richard Dearlove's speaking availability and fees

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Toomas Ilves Speaker
    Exclusive
    Toomas Ilves
    Former President of Estonia
    Basim Al-Ahmadi Speaker
    Exclusive
    Basim Al-Ahmadi
    Political Risk and Strategy Consultant
    Jeremy Hunt Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeremy Hunt
    Longest serving UK Secretary of State for Health
    Sir Alex Younger Speaker
    Exclusive
    Sir Alex Younger
    Former Chief of MI6 - the Secret Intelligence Service
    Edward Lucas Speaker
    Exclusive
    Edward Lucas
    Independent Expert in European and Transatlantic security
    Bill Emmott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Bill Emmott
    Writer and Consultant on International Affairs
    Robin Niblett Speaker
    Exclusive
    Robin Niblett
    Director, Chatham House
    Zhe Sun Speaker
    Exclusive
    Zhe Sun
    Expert on US-China Relations
    Matthew Goodwin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Matthew Goodwin
    Leading authority on UK and European politics
    Ryan Hass Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ryan Hass
    Top Level Adviser on International Relations - US and Asia