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.