Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
|Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service|
|Inaugural holder||Alfred Deakin Brookes|
The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service is the executive officer of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Australia's foreign intelligence agency.
The Director-General of ASIS is directly responsible to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and regularly meets with the Minister to brief them on ASIS activities. The current Director is Nick Warner AO.
List of Directors-General
There have been eleven officially-appointed Directors and Directors-General of ASIS since 1952.
|1960–1968||Major General Walter Cawthorn|
|1968–1975||Bill Robertson OBE MC|
|1975–1981||Ian Kennison CBE|
|1981–1983||John Ryan OBE (acting)|
|1984–1992||Brigadier Jim Furner CBE|
|1992–1998||Rex Stevenson AO|
|1998–2003||Allan Taylor AM|
|2003–2009||David Irvine AO|
|2009–||Nick Warner AO|
- ASIS General FAQ, Australian Secret Intelligence Service.
- Downer, Alexander: QUESTIONS IN WRITING: Australian Secret Intelligence Service, House Hansard, Parliament of Australia, 28 May 2007.