Anne Keast-Butler takes top job at GCHQ

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

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

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