The UK has been deeply embedded in EU security mechanisms for many years. In fact, the UK was instrumental in developing many of the capabilities which are now relied upon to facilitate co-operation and data sharing between member states’ intelligence agencies. However, there remains considerable uncertainty concerning the UK’s future position in the EU’s security architecture post-Brexit.
In this briefing, Sir John will examine the options for UK–EU intelligence sharing in a post-Brexit world.
Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE served as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service from 2004 to 2009. Sir John joined SIS in 1971 and over the next 20 years served in Nairobi, Paris and twice in Moscow as well as several assignments in London. He was appointed Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in September 2001. On 1 August 2004, Sir John rejoined SIS as its Chief.
Sir John’s current roles include Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley; Chairman, International Advisory Group, Equinor; Member of Swiss Re Strategic Council; Chairman, SC Strategy Ltd; Director, Times Newspaper Holdings; Vice Chairman, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Council, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. Sir John is a member of the State Honours Committee; Vice President of the UK Association de la Legion d’Honneur and a Trustee of the Friends of the French Institute in the United Kingdom.
These briefings are open to Major Corporate Level Members and above.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To attend this event, please e-mail Sabrina Downey: SabrinaD@rusi.org