Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee

Jon Day

Jon Day



Jon Day was appointed Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee at the Cabinet Office in March 2012.

Prior to his appointment, Jon was 2nd Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Career highlights include:

  • MOD Director General, Security Policy leading on NATO, nuclear and security policy
  • MOD Director, Operational Policy, dealing with Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Chief of Staff to Lord Robertson, the NATO Secretary General
  • Chief of the Joint Intelligence Committee Assessments Staff
  • MOD Director of Defence Policy
  • NATO Head of Force Planning

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    Ministerial department

    1. Cabinet Office


    1. National security and intelligence

    Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee

    The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) is a cross-government committee, based at the Cabinet Office, providing ministers and senior officials with co-ordinated inter-departmental intelligence assessments, primarily about security, defence and foreign affairs. It supports the National Security Council.

    The Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee is responsible to the Prime Minister for supervising the work of the JIC. The Chair is the head of the Joint Intelligence Organisation, which includes the Assessments Staff, a team of analysts responsible for drafting all-source intelligence assessments, and Professional Head of Intelligence Analysis.

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