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Stella Rimington

Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1965 and during her career she worked in all the main fields of the Service’s responsibilities – counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism – and became successively Director of all three branches.

Stella was appointed Director-General of MI5 in 1992. She was the first woman to hold the post and the first Director-General whose name was publicly announced on appointment.

Lived: 1935 -

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