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David Irvine (diplomat)

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David Irvine

12th Director-General of Security
In office
30 March 2009 – 14 September 2014
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Tony Abbott
Preceded byPaul O'Sullivan
Succeeded byDuncan Lewis
10th Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
In office
1 March 2003 – 27 March 2009
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
Kevin Rudd
Preceded byAllan Taylor
Succeeded byNick Warner
Personal details
David Taylor Irvine

(1947-01-10)10 January 1947
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died30 March 2022(2022-03-30) (aged 75)
Canberra, Australia
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia

David Taylor Irvine AO (10 January 1947 – 30 March 2022) was an Australian diplomat. From March 2009 to September 2014, he was the Director-General of Security, the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Before, he was Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) from 2003 to 2009.[1]

Irvine died in Canberra, Australia on 30 March 2022, aged 75.[2]


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  1. McDonald, Hamish: Puppet-master now pulling the strings at ASIS, The Age, 20 February 2003.
  2. "FIRB chairman David Irvine dies after battling illness". 31 March 2022.