About this event

  • Date and time Wed 6 May 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Sir John Scarlett  on Zoom.

Sir John Scarlett, retired British senior intelligence officer and former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6), will be joining Doctor Suzy Walton (RSM Vice-President) for an insightful discussion on his intriguing career, modern challenges facing the intelligence service community such as cyber espionage and counter-terrorism, and operating within the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Sir John joined SIS in 1971 and over the next 20 years served in Nairobi, Paris and twice in Moscow as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. His second time in Moscow (1991–1994) coincided with the end of the USSR and the early years of the Russian Federation. In early September 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the Cabinet Office. He then rejoined SIS as Head of the Service in 2004.

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*Please note there may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Sir John's work requirements.

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The In Conversation Live webinar series will continue our much loved In Conversation events, giving you the opportunity to get first-hand insights into the lives and thoughts of high profile individuals, bringing an intimate, relaxed and entertaining perspective into your living room.    

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Previous participants of the RSM In Conversation series include; Jed Mercurio, Hugh Bonneville, Evan Davis, Fergal Keane and Professor Andrew Roberts.

 

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Key speakers

Sir John Scarlett

Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE

Retired British senior intelligence officer, and former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6)

Speaker's biography

Sir John Scarlett served as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) from August 2004 to October 2009. He joined SIS in 1971 and over the next 20 years served in Nairobi, Paris and twice in Moscow as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. His second time in Moscow (1991–1994) coincided with the end of the USSR and the early years of the Russian Federation. In early September 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the Cabinet Office. He rejoined SIS as Head of the Service in 2004.

 

Sir John was born in 1948 in London and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where, in 1970, he was awarded First Class Honours in Modern History. Since leaving SIS he has become a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley.  He is Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Committee at Statoil and a member of the Advisory Boards at Swiss Re and PwC. He is a Director of Times Newspaper Holdings, Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, Chairman of the Bletchley Park Trust and Trustee of the Imperial War Museum. Other trusteeships include the Royal Medical Foundation of Epsom and the Friends of the French Institute, London.

 

Sir John was appointed OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 1987, CMG (Commander of St Michael and St George) in 2001 and KCMG in 2007. In 2011 Sir John was appointed Officier of the Légion d’Honneur.

Location

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