|Service||Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6)|
|Active||1967 - 1999|
|Rank||Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service|
|Award(s)||KCMG, CVO, OBE|
|Born||7 March 1943|
|Died||13 June 2001(aged 58)|
|Alma mater||Hertford College, Oxford|
Spedding was educated at Sherborne School and read history at Hertford College, Oxford. He joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1967 and then attended the Middle East Center for Arabic Studies in Beirut becoming a specialist on Middle East affairs. He also served in Santiago and Abu Dhabi. In 1993, he became Director of Requirements and Operations and in 1994 he became Chief of the Service.
Sir David Spedding died of lung cancer on 13 June 2001, aged 58.
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