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Intelligence Services Commissioner

The Rt Hon Sir John Goldring:

The Rt Hon. Sir John Goldring wasappointed as Intelligence Services Commissioner and took up his appointment on 1 January 2017 until the post is abolished in accordance with the Investigatory Powers Bill, to succeed Sir Mark Waller, who stepped down on 31 December 2016.

The Rt Hon Sir John Goldring, was called to the Bar in 1969 and became a QC in 1987. He was appointed a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division in December 1999. Between 2002 and 2005 he was Presiding Judge of the Midland Circuit.

He was appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal and Deputy Senior Presiding Judge in October 2008 and Senior Presiding Judge on 1 January 2010 until December 2012. Sir John retired as a judge in November 2014. He has recently concluded the Hillsborough Inquest.

He has been President of the Court of Appeal in the Cayman Islands since February 2016.


Head of the Office of the Interception of Communications and the Office of the Intelligence Services Commissioner

Graham Webber:

Graham Webber has been a civil servant since 2005 working in a variety of Defence and Security roles.  Most recently he was Private Secretary to the Armed Forces Minister.  He has also worked in the British Embassy in Washington and in UK Trade & Investment.


Last updated: 23 Feb 17