Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

MI6 Man Oils Wheels Of Industry

MI6 top knob joins Oil corporation

5th May 2000

The links between British Intelligence services and large corporations were further strengthened at the beginning of May with appointment of a former senior officer of MI6 as a vice-president for the oil giant BP Amoco.

John Gerson retired as director of security and public affairs at MI6 at the end of last year and with the approval of cabinet secretary Sir Richard Wilson has now been appointed as vice-president responsible for government and public affairs at BP Amoco. The latest appointment, conspicuously absent from BP Amoco's press releases, increases concern over the revolving door between high level ex-army and ex-intelligence personnel and well paid appointments with arms and oil corporations.