About this event

  • Date and time Wed 13 May 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Sir Andrew Parker

Sir Andrew Parker, the former Director General of MI5, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely in one of his first interviews since leaving the Security Service, for a fascinating discussion about the COVID-19 crisis, and how it compares with others he has experienced during his career, the balance between privacy and security, the changing nature of MI5 and its people, our relationship with Europe and Russia, and what he thinks about Spooks.

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Sir Andrew has just stepped down after 35 years working for MI5, the last 7 years as Director General. Sir Andrew joined MI5 in 1983 and, before becoming Director General, amassed a 30-year career in a wide range of national security and intelligence roles. He completed postings in the fields of international terrorism, counter-espionage, Northern Ireland terrorism, serious and organised crime, protective security and policy. He also completed a liaison posting in the United States in 1991.

As Director of International Terrorism, Sir Andrew led MI5's response to the 2005 terrorist attacks in London, overseeing the significant expansion in counter-terrorism capability and the development of MI5's regional network. In 2006, his teams played the lead role in the disruption of Al Qaida's attempt to attack multiple airliners with bombs hidden in drinks bottles.

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*Please note there may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Sir Andrew'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, Professor Andrew Roberts, Jane MacQuitty, and Sir John Scarlett. 

 

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Key speakers

Andrew Parker

Sir Andrew Parker

Recent former General Director of MI5

Speaker's biography
Sir Andrew Parker joined MI5 in 1983 and, before becoming Director General, amassed a 30-year career in a wide range of national security and intelligence roles. He completed postings in the fields of international terrorism, counter-espionage, Northern Ireland terrorism, serious and organised crime, protective security and policy. He also completed a liaison posting in the United States in 1991.

As Director of International Terrorism, Sir Andrew led MI5's response to the 2005 terrorist attacks in London, overseeing the significant expansion in counter-terrorism capability and the development of MI5's regional network. In 2006, his teams played the lead role in the disruption of Al Qaida's attempt to attack multiple airliners with bombs hidden in drinks bottles.

 

Sir Andrew was appointed Deputy Director General of the Security Service in April 2007, and succeeded Sir Jonathan Evans as Director General in April 2013.

Location

Online

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