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Intelligence expert Annie Machon speaks on security and intelligence

Annie Machon

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Annie Machon gave up her career as an agent with British intelligence to become a whistleblower. She speaks about her experience from the 90s.

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After living in hiding for a year and in exile for two years, Annie Machon claims her supporters were intimidated and threatened after she became a whistleblower. She talks of threats against her own life from another country via foreign radio. During her time as an intelligence officer, she arranged physical and telephone surveillance of subjects. While speaking to audiences, she shares her experience acquiring private information about the lives of others. Her book, Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers, details her work and criticism of intelligence processes, based upon what she witnessed while employed.

Why you should book Annie Machon for your next event

  • Annie Machon provides powerful insights about the intelligence profession and specific industries based on her working experience. Her first-hand account of how intelligence agencies operate helps audiences to understand the inner workings of government processes.
  • By advocating for greater accountability, she offers strategic strategies for listeners to implement in advocating for government oversight.
  • Machon’s popular book Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers and her advisory group Code Red Initiative advocate for greater transparency in public and private organizations. Machon’s life experiences. She’s opened the world of intelligence to provide deeper insights to the public.

Annie Machon is an intelligence expert and journalist who travels the globe advocating for transparency for intelligence and government agencies. During her career, she worked for British intelligence and says that she discovered rampant corruption. After quitting to become a whistleblower, she hid on the run and experienced self-imposed exile in Paris to avoid pushback for sharing internal secrets publicly. Britain has never charged Machon with a crime.

Working as a general officer while working for British intelligence, she arranged telephone and physical surveillance of individuals. According to Manchon’s website, she received overwhelming amounts of information on private citizens. By exposing the intelligence communities, she made the public aware of how extensive intelligence gathering is of private citizens.

She currently serves as a consultant, media trainer, advocate, and journalist. Her keynotes address the increasing need for transparency in government agencies. Her first book, called Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers is especially critical of intelligence agencies.

Recognized for her work with her former intelligence and romantic partner David Shayler, the two collaborated with media outlets to expose the Gaddafi assassination plot in 1996. After the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, she joined the 9/11 Truth Movement as a vocal member.

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Keynote topics


  • Whistleblowing
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Politics & issues
  • Surveillance
  • Government
  • Cyber security

Annie is a recognized International Speaker on a variety of issues: security and intelligence, ethics and citizenship, the war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on whistleblowers, internet freedoms, press and media freedoms, secrecy legislation, civil liberties, the ongoing Middle East crises, “Russiagate”, totalitarianism and police states, accountability in government and business, as well as discussing her personal story of being ‘on the run’.

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