David Omand

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Born15 April 1947
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge, Glasgow Academy
Member ofRoyal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies/Fellows
A former head of GCHQ.

Employment.png 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 is a UK spook.


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.


Omand remarked that encryption would lead to "ethically worse" behaviour by spies.[2]


Event Participated in

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


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