Lord Evans of Weardale was appointed to the Board on 6 August 2013. He spent 33 years in the UK Security Service, six as Director General. Lord Evans’ experience includes
counter-espionage, protection of classified information and the security of critical national
His main focus was counter-terrorism, both international and domestic, including initiatives against cyber threats. As Director General he was a senior advisor to the UK government
on national security policy and attended the National Security Council.
In 2014 he became a peer, Lord Evans. He was appointed Knight Commander of the
Order of the Bath in the 2013 New Year Honours List. He retired from the Security Service
in April 2013.
Lord Evans graduated from Bristol University, where he gained a degree in Classical
He is a member of the advisory board of Darktrace Limited, Facewatch Limited and Fluid IT Limited; and a non-executive director of Ark Data Centres Limited.
Independent non-executive Director, member of the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee and Nomination Committee
Independent non-executive Director, Chairman of the Group Risk Committee