Sir Richard B. Dearlove is currently the Master of Pembroke College Cambridge at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He was Chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1999 until 2004. Sir Richard is a career intelligence officer of thirty-eight years standing and has served in Nairobi, Prague, Paris, Geneva and Washington, as well as in a number of key London-based posts.
Sir Richard is a member of the Kosmos Energy board of directors since December 2012. In 1984, he was awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE); and in 2001, Her Majesty The Queen of UK appointed him as a Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG) for his distinguished service.
Sir Richard has held several trustee and advisory positions, including serving as a trustee of Kent School in Connecticut, honorary fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge, member of the international advisory board of AIG, senior advisor to the Monitor Group, chairman of Ascot Underwriting at Lloyd’s of London, member of the advisory board of IrisGuard Inc., and chairman of trustees of the Cambridge Union Society; as well as advises several French and Swiss corporations.