New Homeland Security Director General announced

The new Director General for Homeland Security at the Home Office and Senior Responsible for Counter Terrorism is Chloe Squires, replacing Tom Hurd who stepped down last month.

“The number one priority of government is to keep people safe and Chloe’s wealth of experience working in national security will be invaluable to this mission,” said Home Secretary, Priti Patel. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with her to tackle terrorism and safeguard our country from hostile threats and I want to thank Tom for his excellent work leading OSCT since 2016.”

Before joining the Home Office, Squires was Director of strategy at the National Cyber Security Centre. She has now been with Home Office since 2019 and has spent over a decade working across the national security community.

Commenting on her appointment, Chloe Squires said: “I’m thrilled to have been offered the role at this exciting time for the mission. I look forward to working with my brilliant colleagues across the Home Office and its partners to help deliver the government’s vital agenda in this area.”


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