Robert Hannigan was Director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and cyber security agency, from 2014-17 and retired from Government after 20 years in national security roles, including Prime Minister’s Security Adviser. Robert established the UK National Cyber Security Centre in 2016, and was responsible for the UK’s first cyber strategy in 2009 and for leading the National Offensive Cyber Programme.
Robert is now Chairman of BlueVoyant, a cyber security services company, and a Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Co. He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and RUSI, London, and Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He writes and speaks on cyber issues, privacy and the application of technology in national security.