Jeremy Fleming – Keynote Speaker

Former Director the UK’s Intelligence, Cyber and Security Agency (GCHQ), expert on intelligence, geopolitics and technology

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Specialist Subjects

  • Cyber Security
  • Geopolitics
  • Leadership
  • Economics
  • Cyber
  • Technology
  • Strategy
  • Risk


  • English


Sir Jeremy Fleming is the former Director of GCHQ – the UK’s Intelligence, Cyber and Security Agency – holding the role between April 2017 and May 2023.

After joining MI5 in 1993, his work in national security played an important role in shaping his respected operational, investigative and leadership approach.

During his time at MI5, Jeremy Fleming spearheaded the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy as well as MI5’s preparations for the 2012 London Olympics. After serving as Deputy Director General of MI5, Jeremy joined GCHQ in 2017.

During his tenure at GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming led the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre, considered a world-leading organisation combating cyber threats. His impact on the organisation is palpable; implementing innovative approaches, leadership strategies, and drawing more attention to diversity and inclusion. In 2020, he played a key role in building the National Cyber Force, partnering with the Ministry of Defence.

Jeremy recently addressed the member states at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge conference, advising them on how to combat threats and attacks against their countries.

Jeremy Fleming considers geopolitical, economic and societal factors, exploring challenges surrounding geopolitical competition on technology and reform in this modern world. Having worked at the core of the UK’s national security for decades, global corporations seek his advisory on cyber, leadership, technology and geopolitics.

In 2021, Sir Jeremy Fleming was awarded a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, recognizing his contributions to national security.

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