Former Director of GCHQ joins RUSI as Senior Associate Fellow

Sir Iain LobbanRUSI is delighted to announce Sir Iain Lobban as a Senior Associate Fellow.

From July 2008 - October 2014 Sir Iain was the Director of Government Communications Headquarters, having previously served as the Director General of Operations from 2004. This represented a period of over ten years leadership of operational delivery in contexts as varied as counter terrorism; cyber defence; support to the military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya; the prevention and detection of serious crime, the development of an integrated service of intelligence and security and cyber defence which has been at the heart of his role in recent years. His full profile can be found here.

Sir Iain Lobban said that ‘Cyber is the most exciting phenomenon of our time. RUSI is a great international forum for the analysis and discussion of its myriad risks and opportunities. I'm looking forward to being part of that.’

Welcoming him to the institute Professor Michael Clarke, Director General of RUSI, said ‘Iain Lobban is a wonderful addition to our group of Senior Associate Fellows. These individuals bring unmatched expertise and policy experience at the highest levels to RUSI's research programmes and its public focus. Iain will provide RUSI with even deeper insight into cyber security, modern Internet challenges for both the public and private sectors, not to mention his understanding of governmental trends in this sector across the western world. I am very happy to welcome him to this role at RUSI and look forward to working with him.’

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