Mr. James Pavitt

Mr. James Pavitt
Plenary Lecturer
James Pavitt draws on more than 30 years experience in the intelligence community. Mr Pavitt served in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer and joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1973 as a Career Trainee with postings to Europe, Asia and Washington, before being appointed Deputy Director of Operations from 1999. As Deputy Director he managed more than one-third of the CIA’s globally deployed personnel and nearly half of its multi-billion dollar budget, and cooperated with leaders of the intelligence and security communities throughout the world. He also served as the head of America’s Clandestine Service, leading the CIA’s operational response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Mr Pavitt also held the post of Chief of the CIA’s Counterproliferation Division, responsible for the management and direction of the United States’ intelligence operations against global proliferation networks.

Former Deputy Director of Operations and Chief of Counterproliferation for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).