Ciaran Martin

Job TitleDirector General Cyber Security

Company NameGCHQ


Ciaran is Director General for Government and Industry Cyber Security.  He is a member of the GCHQ Board and the SIRO. 


Prior to joining GCHQ in February 2014, Ciaran was Constitution Director at the Cabinet Office. In this role, he was the lead official negotiator for the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Scotland in the run-up to the Edinburgh Agreement in 2012 on a referendum on independence for Scotland.


Previous Cabinet Office roles included Director of Security and Intelligence, from 2008 to 2011, and Head of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office from 2005 to 2008. Before that Ciaran spent 6 years at HM Treasury and 3 at the National Audit Office, after graduating from Hertford College, Oxford in 1996.



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