Martin Furnival Jones
| Martin Furnival Jones |
7 May 1912|
1997-03-01 (Age 84)|
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College Cambridge|
Sir Martin Furnival Jones qualified as a solicitor before joining MI5, possibly in 1937, possibly in 1941. During World War II, he worked at the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and the War Office.
Director General of MI5
When Martin Furnival Jones became Director General of MI5 in December 1965 he "inherited an organization paralysed by the fear of a Soviet mole". He retired in 1972.
After retiring from MI5, he "worked briefly as a security consultant for ICI and Playboy".  In October 1981 he and his former Deputy Director General, Anthony Simkins, wrote to The Times to state their belief in the innocence of his predecessor, Sir Roger Hollis.
- Former Directors General, MI5, accessed 8 July 2009.
- Spooks: The Unofficial History of MI5 From the First Atom Spy to 7/7 1945-2009, by Thomas Hennessey