Sir David Omand

Senior Independent Director

Appointed: April 2009 and Senior Independent Director January 2012
Tenure: 10 years
Nationality: British

Sir David brings extensive UK intelligence and change management experience.

External appointments:
Sir David is a visiting professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and PSIA Sciences Po in Paris, where he teaches intelligence studies. He is a senior advisor to Paladin Capital Group LLP, investing in the cyber security sector.

Previous roles:
He served in various senior roles in the UK Government service, including as UK Government Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Director of GCHQ (the UK Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance Agency) and Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Policy in the Ministry of Defence.

Sir David holds a degree in Economics from Cambridge University, has an honorary Doctorate from Birmingham University and he recently completed a degree in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics with the Open University.