LONDON  - A career intel officer who played a lead role in MI5’s response to the 2005 attacks on London was named the new DG  of the spy agency. Andrew Parker, the current deputy director, was also instrumental in foiling an Qaeda plot to attack US-bound airliners with liquid bombs in drinks bottles in 2006. The 50-yr-old will succeed Jonathan Evans, who will retire in April after six years leading the intel organisation. Home Secretary Theresa May said Parker brought “a wealth of experience and knowledge” to the job. Parker has spent 30 years with MI5 working in the fields of Middle Eastern terrorism, counter espionage, N Ireland terrorism and organised crime, the agency said.