David Omand

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Person.png David Omand  Rdf-icon.png
David Omand.jpg
Born 15 April 1947
A former head of GCHQ.

[[|x22px|link=Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator]] Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator

In office
August 2002 - April 2005
Succeeded by Bill Jeffrey

Employment.png Permanent Secretary of the Home Office

In office
1 January 1998 - 2002
Employer GCHQ

Employment.png Director of GCHQ Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 1996 - 31 December 1997
Employer GCHQ
Preceded by John Adye
Succeeded by Kevin Tebbit


David Omand began his career with GCHQ.[1] After working for the Ministry of Defence for a number of years, Omand was appointed Director of GCHQ from 1996 to 1997. His next post was Permanent Secretary at the Home Office.

Later activities

He remarked that encryption would lead to "ethically worse" behaviour by spies.[2]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20136 June 2013 - 9 June 2013Watford


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