Alex Younger

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Alex Younger was appointed as the next Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in October 2014.[1]

Younger joined MI6 in 1991. He has had overseas postings in Europe and the Middle East and has filled a variety of operational roles.[1]

Afghanistan Station Chief

He was at one time the senior MI6 officer in Afghanistan.[1]

Head of counter-terrorism

He led MI6 work on counter terrorism in the three years running up to the 2012 Olympic Games.[1]

Head of operations

For the two years prior to his appointment as Chief of MI6 he oversaw the Service’s intelligence operations worldwide.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Appointment of the new Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 3 October 2014.