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Head of MI6,Boss of the Deputy Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.

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Incumbent: Alex Younger
Since 1 November 2014

Leader ofMI6
DeputyDeputy Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service

The Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service heads MI6. Nowadays, the holders of this job are publicly named, although the deputies are not, which explains why this table is more complete than that of the Deputy Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.[1]


Office Holders on Wikispooks

Alex Younger1 November 2014
John Sawers1 November 20091 November 2014
John Scarlett7 May 200431 October 2009
Richard DearloveAugust 19996 May 2004
David SpeddingSeptember 1994August 1999
Colin McCollNovember 1988September 1994Chosen "to give a more dynamic lead as someone prepared to instigate change."
Christopher Curwen1985November 1988
Colin FiguresJuly 19811985
Dick Franks1978July 1981
Maurice Oldfield19731978
John Rennie19681973His brief, supposedly, was to reform the organisation.
Dick WhiteMay 19561968Appointed as something of a snub to SIS
John Sinclair1953May 1956Sacked by Anthony Eden after the death of Lionel Crabb (April).
Stewart Menzies4 November 19391952Devised false flag attacks and operated a personal slush fund of over a million pounds.
Hugh Sinclair15 June 19234 November 1939
Mansfield Smith-Cumming190914 June 1923