3 Nov 2014 source GCHQ
Robert Hannigan takes over today as Director GCHQ from Sir Iain Lobban.
On assuming his new position as head of the Cheltenham-based intelligence agency, Robert said:
'After many years working with colleagues in GCHQ and having spent a lot of time over the past few months visiting teams, I couldn't be more excited to be starting as Director. I am proud to take on leadership of such a motivated, innovative and talented group of people and I look forward to the challenges we will encounter together.
'I would like to thank Iain for his tireless work both as Director and throughout his 31 years at GCHQ. He leaves an organisation in good health and well placed to deliver all that is asked of it. I wish him the best for the future.'