Join        Login             Stock Quote

Deputy to move to top spot at MI5

Friday, March 29, 2013 1:05 AM

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Parker, deputy director of the British security agency MI5, will move into the top spot when Jonathan Evans retires next month, officials said Thursday.

Home Secretary Theresa May announced the appointment, The Daily Telegraph reported.

"Under his leadership the Service will continue to stay ahead of global and domestic threats to our national security and further develop its reputation as one of the world's most effective security agencies," May said. "I also pay tribute to the work of Sir Jonathan Evans, who has led the Service through challenging times of change and unrest, including in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings."

Parker, 50, has been in his current post since 2007 after heading the division in charge of counter-terrorism for two years. He has been with MI5 for 30 years.

Evans has been director general since 2007. MI5 deals with internal intelligence and counter-terrorism.

He also continues of tradition in British intelligence by being a bird-watching enthusiast. Ian Fleming, who worked in naval intelligence during World War II, named his fictional spy, James Bond, after the author of a field guide, "Birds of the West Indies."

Parker, who has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University, is married with two children.

(Source: UPI )
(Source: Quotemedia)


Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.