Stella Rimington

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(Spook, author)
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Born 13 May 1935
South London, England, UK
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Spouse John Rimington

Dame Stella Rimmington joined MI5 and was reportedly "Senior Deputy Director General" from 1990[1]-1991/1992[2][3] and Director General of MI5 from 1992-1995.

Career

Rimington has defended MI5's surveillance of left-wing groups, commenting that

“Well all I can say is that Communist and Trotskyist organisations, by their philosophy, their published aims, would have fallen within the definition of subversion.”
Stella Rimington - [4]

As Director General Rimington disbanded a specialist section of G7 responsible for "Islamic terrorism" in 1994 against the protests of experienced counter-terrorist officers[Who?].[5]



References

  1. Stella Rimington, Open Secret, Arrow Books, 2002, p.222.
  2. http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/Spy-Chiefs.htm
  3. Stella Rimington, Open Secret, Arrow Books, 2002, p.241.
  4. BBCBBC
  5. Document:UK Intelligence And Security Report, 2003