What We Can Learn From Spies W/ Sir David Omand

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What does it take to be a spy And what can we learn from spies about how to influence people manage risk and make good decisions We bring Sir David Omand former Head of UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator on the show to find out Expert Guest Sir David Omand was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator responsible to the Prime Minister for the professional health of the intelligence community national counter-terrorism strategy and quot homeland security quot He served for seven years on the Joint Intelligence Committee He was Permanent Secretary of the Home Office from 1997 to 2000 and before that Director of GCHQ He was Permanent Secretary of the Home Office from 1997 to 2000 and before that Director of GCHQ the UK Sigint Agency Previously in the Ministry of Defence as Deputy Under Secretary of State for Policy he was particularly concerned with long term strategy with the British military contribution in restoring peace in the former Yugoslavia and the recasting of British nuclear deterrence policy at the end of the Cold War He was Principal Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary during the Falklands conflict and served for three years in NATO Brussels as the UK Defence Counsellor Comedian Guest Will Preston has been performing comedy since 2016 all across the UK and the US He is a regular at the top comedy clubs on the London scene Will is also the co-host of the Marvel Versus Marvel podcast