Tom Hurd

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Person.png Tom HurdRdf-icon.png
(spook?, banker, diplomat, “terrorism expert”)
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NationalityUK
Alma materOxford University
Parents • Douglas Hurd
• Tatiana Eyre
Interests • Middle East
• “terrorism”

Thomas Hurd was appointed Director General of The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism‎ in January 2016, when it was announced that he would take up the post in April 2016.[1] As of 2018, NNDB had no page for him, but reported him on the page of his father (Douglas Hurd) as "rumoured MI6"[2], after his name appeared on a list of suspected MI6 operatives which was published anonymously on the Internet.

Background

Thomas Hurd was born to Tatiana Hurd (nee Eyre) and Douglas Hurd (a conservative politician, later to be a two time Bilderberg attender and President of Chatham House). He graduated in Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University.[3]

Career

Hurd worked for Credit Suisse for four years before joining the Foreign Office. "Hurd joined the Home Office from the UN Security Council in New York".[3]

Tom Hurd "has held a number of senior posts in the fields of security and counter-terrorism and is an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, having worked as a senior diplomat with responsibility for the region. He received an OBE in 2006."[4]

"Tom has extensive experience working in counter-terrorism and security. He is also an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, having worked as a senior diplomat with responsibility for the region."[5] Commenting on his appointment as Director General of The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism‎, Mr Hurd said "It is a privilege to join the Home Office. I look forward to working with colleagues across government, law enforcement and the security services to drive the UK’s response to the threats of terrorism and organised crime."[4]



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