Anne Keast-Butler takes top job at GCHQ

The 17th director of GCHQ is the first woman to hold the post

Tom Allen
clock • 2 min read
Anne Keast-Butler has had a 30-year career in security. Image: GCHQ
Image:

Anne Keast-Butler has had a 30-year career in security. Image: GCHQ

GCHQ, the UK intelligence organisation that includes the National Cyber Security Centre, has appointed a female director for the first time in its 104-year history.

Anne Keast-Butler, currently deputy director general at MI5, will take up the new role in May, succeeding Sir Jeremy Fleming. Sir Jeremy announced his intent to step down in January, after six y...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

More on Corporate

OpenAI expands lobbying team to shape AI regulation

OpenAI expands lobbying team to shape AI regulation

Global affairs team has grown more than 10x in a year

clock 14 June 2024 • 3 min read
Staff at top AI companies sign letter calling for more transparency about risks

Staff at top AI companies sign letter calling for more transparency about risks

Public deserve to know what's going on, they say

John Leonard
clock 04 June 2024 • 3 min read
Microsoft to cut jobs in Azure and mixed reality, report

Microsoft to cut jobs in Azure and mixed reality, report

Another round of layoffs at the Redmond giant

John Leonard
clock 04 June 2024 • 1 min read