John Chilcot

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Sir John Chilcot

Personal details
Born(1939-04-22)22 April 1939
Surrey, England
Died3 October 2021(2021-10-03) (aged 82)
EducationBrighton College
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
OccupationCivil servant

Sir John Chilcot, GCB PC (/ˈɪlkɒt/; 22 April 1939 – 3 October 2021) was a British Privy Counsellor and civil servant. He was the chairman of the Iraq Inquiry.

Iraq Inquiry[change | change source]

His appointment as chairman of an inquiry into the events surrounding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath was announced in June 2009.[1]

Other interests[change | change source]

He was president of Britain's independent policing think tank, The Police Foundation.[2]

Honors[change | change source]

His honours included CB (1990), KCB (1994), and GCB (1998). He became a Privy Counsellor in 2004, and was a member of the Butler Review. He acted as "staff counsellor" to MI5 and MI6 from 1999 to 2004, "dealing with private and personal complaints from members of the intelligence services about their work and conditions".[3]

Death[change | change source]

Chilcot died from kidney disease on 3 October 2021, at the age of 82.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wintour, Patrick (15 June 2009). "David Cameron says he favours a more secret approach to Iraq inquiry". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
  2. "Trustees, patrons and associates". Police Foundation. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  3. Kirkup, James (24 November 2009). "Iraq inquiry: profile of Sir John Chilcot". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  4. "Sir John Chilcot obituary" – via