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| John Adye |
|Born||24 October 1939|
|Alma mater||Leighton Park School, Lincoln College (Oxford)|
A former head of GCHQ.
Sir John Anthony Adye was a former director of GCHQ, a post he held from December 1989 to July 1996.
Educated at Leighton Park School and Lincoln College, Oxford, Adye joined GCHQ in the mid-1960s becoming Director in 1989.
Diana Murder witness
Adye was a witness in February 2008 at the inquest into the death of Diana Princess of Wales: in an unprecedented move (normal policy is neither to confirm nor deny operational activities), he strenuously denied that GCHQ had any involvement in either the 'Camillagate' or 'Squidgygate' tapes.
After retiring from GCHQ in 1996, he served as the chair of the Country Houses Association until 2002. In 2005 he was appointed to the board of the US National Biometric Security Project.
- ↑ Document:UK Intelligence And Security Report, 2003
- ↑ Burke's Peerage
- ↑ Diana's calls 'not bugged by GCHQ' Metro, 28 February 2008
- ↑ a b National Biometric Security Project