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Tebbit KCB CMG

Senior Associate Fellow

Sir Kevin Tebbit was permanent secretary at the Ministry of Defence from 1998-2005, following a short period as director of GCHQ.

His initial career was with the Ministry of Defence and subsequently, from 1979, with the Foreign Office. His diplomatic postings overseas were: first secretary, UK Delegation to NATO; head of chancery in the British Embassy at Ankara; director of cabinet to the NATO Secretary General, Lord Carrington; and counsellor at the British Embassy in Washington DC. Appointments at home covered defence policy and programmes, international economic relations and resource management.

Sir Kevin is now engaged in business, academia and in advising Government. He is a non-executive director of Smiths Group Plc, chairs the Ascot Barclay Group and is the UK executive vice president (defence and government) for AECOM Corporation.

He is a visiting professor at King’s College London, a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI, and serves on academic Advisory Boards. 

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