Sir Gerald Warner elected Honorary Fellow

Sir Gerald Warner elected Honorary Fellow

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sir Gerald Warner (1951, History) has been elected an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's College in recognition of his outstanding career achievements.

Sir Gerald was Intelligence and Security Coordinator at the Cabinet Office and a Deputy Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. Born at Elsenham in 1931, he attended Newburgh Priory School before coming up in Michaelmas 1951 to St Peter’s, then still known as St Peter's Hall, where he read Modern History.

Sir Gerald was recruited by the SIS upon graduation, and eventually rose to become Deputy Chief and Director of Counter-Intelligence and Security in 1988, retiring from SIS in 1990. He was subsequently appointed Intelligence and Security Coordinator at the Cabinet Office in 1991, a post which serves as a liaison between the chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), the Permanent Under-Secretaries' Committee and the Prime Minister. He also briefly served as a member of the Police Complaints Authority.

In retirement, he has contributed to news coverage relating to the intelligence community, most notably in pieces by the BBC, including those published by Gordon Corera (1992, History), with whom he visited the college in September 2012 as part of the talk ‘The Place of Intelligence in a Democracy’.