Canberra YSLF - Challenges and Opportunities for Today’s Intelligence Community Dr Warren Tucker Director New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

  • 24 Jul 2012
  • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek ACT

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Young Strategic Leaders Forum
  July Seminar

Challenges and Opportunities for Today’s Intelligence Community

Dr Warren Tucker

Director

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Tuesday 24 July 2012 at 5.45 for 6pm - 7.30


Warren Tucker was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, on 18 August 1950, and grew up in Nelson.

Warren was educated at Nelson College and the University of Canterbury.  He graduated BE (Hons) and PhD (both in Electrical Engineering) in 1973 and 1978 respectively and qualified as a Registered Engineer.  After a brief spell with the Post Office, Warren joined the New Zealand Army (RNZ Sigs) in 1979 as a specialist Defence communications systems planner.  He retired from the Army in 1982 (with the rank of Major) and joined the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).  He held a variety of roles during his career in the GCSB, including a posting to the National Security Agency in Washington as the first formally accredited New Zealand Liaison Officer (NZLOW).  He returned to GCSB in September 1989 as Director, SIGINT Operations.  On 1 July 1996 he was appointed Intelligence Coordinator in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Warren was appointed Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau with effect 13 December 1999.

From November 2000 until December 2010 he was Colonel Commandant of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals (with the rank of Honorary Colonel).


He took up the position as Director of Security, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, on 1 November 2006.

Warren is a founding member and Patron of the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals (NZIIP), and is Chair of the recently formed Strategic Advisory Board, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University.

Warren and his wife Pauline have five children ranging in age from mid 30s to early 20s, and several young grandchildren.  In addition to reading and music (tastes - eclectic), he enjoys outdoor pursuits including walking and boating and his small farm with its large garden in the heart of the Wairarapa.  He aspires to build fine furniture and small boats.


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