Robert Hannigan

Chairman BlueVoyant (Europe) and Former Director of GCHQ

Robert Hannigan was Director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest technical and cyber security agency, from 2014-17. Robert established the UK National Cyber Security Centre in 2016, and was responsible for the UK’s first cyber strategy in 2009.

He recently published with Professor Sadie Creese of Oxford University a 'review of cybersecurity for the industrial internet of things'.

Robert is now Chairman of BlueVoyant, a cyber security services company, and a Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Co. He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, and Honorary Fellow at Oxford University.

He writes and speaks regularly on cyber issues in the Financial Times, BBC and elsewhere.

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