Younger joined MI6 in 1991. He has had overseas postings in Europe and the Middle East and has filled a variety of operational roles.
Afghanistan Station Chief
He was at one time the senior MI6 officer in Afghanistan.
Head of counter-terrorism
He led MI6 work on counter terrorism in the three years running up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Head of operations
For the two years prior to his appointment as Chief of MI6 he oversaw the Service’s intelligence operations worldwide.
- Appointment of the new Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 3 October 2014.