MI6 formerly known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) have named their spy chief, Richard Moore who has replaced Sir Alex Younger.
The Foreign Office who are in charge of making the appointment named Moore and Sir Alex will step down this autumn.
Sir Alex has been at the helm of the British foreign spy agency since 2014, and served Prime Minister’s David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson and reports directly to the Foreign Secretary.
Speaking of his appointment Moore said, “I am pleased and honoured to be asked to return to lead my service.
“SIS plays a vital role – with MI5 and GCHQ – in keeping the British people safe and promoting UK interests overseas.
“I look forward to continuing that work alongside the brave and dedicated team at SIS.”
Sir Alex said, “I am delighted by this appointment.
“Richard is a highly accomplished intelligence officer and we look forward to welcoming him back to the service.”