Sir Iain Lobban KCMG CB

Senior Associate Fellow

Sir Iain Lobban became a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI in June 2015.

From July 2008 to October 2014 Sir Iain was the director of Government Communications Headquarters, having previously served as the director general of operations from 2004. This represented a period of over ten years' leadership of operational delivery in contexts as varied as counter terrorism; cyber defence; support to the military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya; the prevention and detection of serious crime; and the development of an integrated service of intelligence and security.

He is a graduate of the 2001 Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham.

While the GCHQ Director he attended the National Security Council from its first meeting in May 2010, was a Member of NSC (Officials), the Permanent Secretary Committee in direct support of the NSC, and was a principal member of the Joint Intelligence Committee for over six years.

Cyber security, both nationally and internationally, has been at the heart of his role in recent years.