Paddy McGuinness (civil servant)

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Patrick "Paddy" Joseph McGuinness CMG OBE (born 27 April 1963) was a senior British civil servant who was the Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience in the Cabinet Office, from 2014 to January 2018.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Oxford to Professors Rosamond McGuinness and Brian McGuinness, McGuinness went to Ampleforth College, and then to Balliol College, Oxford where he took a BA in modern history.[1] He has a sister Catherine McGuinness who chairs the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation.

Career[edit]

McGuinness joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1985. His first overseas posting was as Second Secretary in Sana'a from 1988 to 1991. After that, he served as First Secretary in Abu Dhabi from 1994–1996, then as Counsellor in Cairo, Egypt from 1996–1999 and in Rome from 2003–2006.[1]

McGuinness was appointed the Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience in 2014, taking over from Oliver Robbins.[1][2] He reported to the National Security Adviser and Secretary to the National Security Council, alongside the other Deputy National Security Adviser for Foreign and Defence Policy.[3][4][5]

Awards[edit]

McGuinness was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997, and a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2014.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e McGUINNESS, Patrick Joseph. Who's Who 2016. A & C Black. 2015. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  2. ^ a b "Cyber Capacity Centre welcomes new Deputy National Security Adviser". Oxford Martin School. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  3. ^ "Cabinet Office staff and salary data – senior posts as at 31 March 2014 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  4. ^ "Cabinet Office staff and salary data – senior posts as at 31 March 2015 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  5. ^ "Cabinet Office staff and salary data: senior posts as at 31 March 2016 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
Political offices
Preceded by
Oliver Robbins
Deputy National Security Adviser for
Intelligence, Security, and Resilience,
Cabinet Office

January 2014–
Incumbent