David Omand

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Person.png David Omand  Rdf-icon.png
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Born15 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 byBill Jeffrey

Employment.png Permanent Secretary of the Home Office

In office
1 January 1998 - 2002

Employment.png Director of GCHQ Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 1996 - 31 December 1997
Preceded byJohn Adye
Succeeded byKevin 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]

15 April 1947| 

Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20136 June 20139 June 2013Watford
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.


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