John Scarlett

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Person.png John Scarlett   NNDB PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
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Born18 August 1948
NationalityBritish
Alma materMagdalen College (Oxford)

Employment.png Chief of the SIS Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 May 2004 - 31 October 2009
Preceded byRichard Dearlove
Succeeded byJohn Sawers

Employment.png Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
September 2001 - August 2002

Employment.png Director of Security and Public Affairs

In office
September 2001 - August 2002
EmployerMI6
Took the job on a week before 9/11.

Sir John McLeod "Dodgy Dossier" Scarlett was appointed Director of Security and Public Affairs (and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee) one week before 9/11. In 2004 he was made head of MI6. He had previously served as and head of the Intelligence and Securities Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. Commenting on his business career, Craig Murray remarked that Scarlett "is synonymous with crooked security operations and personally wrote the notorious dossier of lies on Iraqi WMD".[1]

MI6 career

A fluent Russian speaker, he joined MI6 in 1970 and during his early career served in Nairobi, Moscow and Paris.

He went on to be in charge of Britain's station in Moscow.[2]

Dodgy Dossier

Full article: Dodgy Dossier

Scarlett chaired the Joint Intelligence Committee from 3 September 2001. In this role he had responsibility for the dodgy dossier on alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction published by the UK Government in September 2002. [3]

Statoil Appointment

Scarlett was appoint as 'Strategic Advisor' to Norwegian energy company Statoil in May 2011. [4]

SC Strategy Ltd

In October 2012 Scarlett became one of 3 directors of SC Strategy Ltd, the others being Alexander Carlile and James Arbuthnot.[1]



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