Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service

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Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
Incumbent
Nick Warner

since March 2009
Appointer Quentin Bryce
Inaugural holder Alfred Deakin Brookes
Formation 1952

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.[1] The current Director is Nick Warner AO.[2]

List of Directors-General[edit]

There have been eleven officially-appointed Directors and Directors-General of ASIS since 1952.

Tenure Name
1952–1957 Alfred Brookes
1957–1960 Ralph Harry
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASIS General FAQ, Australian Secret Intelligence Service.
  2. ^ Downer, Alexander: QUESTIONS IN WRITING: Australian Secret Intelligence Service, House Hansard, Parliament of Australia, 28 May 2007.