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Chloe Squires appointed head of Homeland Security

Chloe Squires has been appointed as the new Director General for Homeland Security at the Home Office and Senior Responsible Officer for Counter Terrorism, replacing Tom Hurd who stepped down last month.

Squires, who took up the role on 1 April, has been with the Home Office since 2019 and has spent over a decade working across the national security community. Before joining the Home Office, she was Director of Strategy at the National Cyber Security Centre.

Commenting on her appointment, Squires said: “I’m thrilled to have been offered the role at this exciting time for the mission. I look forward to working with my brilliant colleagues across the Home Office and its partners to help deliver the government’s vital agenda in this area.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “The number one priority of government is to keep people safe, and Chloe’s wealth of experience working in national security will be invaluable to this mission. I look forward to continuing to work closely with her to tackle terrorism and safeguard our country from hostile threats and I want to thank Tom for his excellent work leading OSCT since 2016.”

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