| Tom Hurd|
(spook?, banker, diplomat, terrorism expert)
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
|Parents|| • Douglas Hurd|
• Tatiana Eyre
|Member of||Credit Suisse|
|Interests|| • Middle East|
Thomas Hurd was appointed Director General of The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in January 2016, when it was announced that he would take up the post in April 2016.
As of 2018, NNDB had no page for him, but reported him on the page of his father (Douglas Hurd) as "rumoured MI6", after his name appeared on a list of suspected MI6 operatives which was published anonymously on the Internet.
In May 2020, Tom Hurd was seconded to take temporary charge of the newly established Joint Biosecurity Centre, responsible for assessing Covid-19 threat levels, and was succeeded at the JBC by Dr Clare Gardiner on 5 June 2020.
Thomas Hurd was born to Tatiana Hurd (nee Eyre) and Douglas Hurd (a conservative politician, later to be a two time Bilderberg attender and President of Chatham House). He graduated in Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University.
Tom Hurd "has held a number of senior posts in the fields of security and counter-terrorism and is an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, having worked as a senior diplomat with responsibility for the region. He received an OBE in 2006."
"Tom has extensive experience working in counter-terrorism and security. He is also an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, having worked as a senior diplomat with responsibility for the region." Commenting on his appointment as Director General of The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Mr Hurd said "It is a privilege to join the Home Office. I look forward to working with colleagues across government, law enforcement and the security services to drive the UK’s response to the threats of terrorism and organised crime."
|Document:Senior spy appointed to lead UK’s joint biosecurity centre||Article||5 June 2020||Helen Warrell|
|Devi Sridhar, chair of global public health at Edinburgh University, says: “The virus is not worried that you’re tracking its progress, it’s not going to change its tactic. Cybersecurity is not your worry with a virus. It’s a biological phenomenon.”|
- http://www.nndb.com/people/860/000164368/ "Douglas Hurd"]
- "Senior counter-terror official put in charge of new UK biosecurity centre"
- Document:Senior spy appointed to lead UK’s joint biosecurity centre