Early in my career I was a Royal Air Force pilot and station intelligence officer. This was my introduction to the world of intelligence and I went onto Signals Command Headquarters, RAF Medmenham, in the Air Ministry Book Production and Distribution Centre, (AMBPDC) supervising the handling and couriering of confidential ciphers. Between 1969 and 1997 I worked for the British intelligence community as a contract agent for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, while pursuing an international career in business and the media in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.
In 1997 I acted as campaign manager for Sir James Goldsmith, chairman of the Referendum Party, in his Putney constituency during the UK general electionof that year.
Today I run the consultancy Intel Research, specialising in open source security and intelligence matters. As well as my regular appearances on radio and TV in the UK and abroad, you can also find me lecturing on intelligence matters to audiences around the world.