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Survivor of Princess Diana’s crash is now security boss at Covid vaccine firm

The sole survivor of the crash that killed Princess Diana is now the global head of security for AstraZeneca, it has been revealed.

Trevor Rees-Jones suffered severe facial injuries and memory loss from the horror 1997 collision and left his bodyguard job with Mohamed Al-Fayed the following year.

The 53-year-old's LinkedIn profile shows he has been working at the pharmaceutical giant behind one of the world's most effective Covid vaccines, the Daily Mail reports.

He joined as Director of Global Security in August 2017 and took his current job two years later.

He now goes by Trevor Rees and lives in Shrewsbury. It is not known if his role involves protecting key personnel involved in the vaccine programme, or guarding the firm's laboratories and intellectual property.

Mr Rees was placed in an induced coma for ten days after Princess Diana, her partner Dodi Fayed, and driver Henri Paul were killed in the crash in Paris on August 31.

He was travelling in the front passenger seat of the Mercedes and was found trapped in the mangled wreckage.

He was still conscious and was left with profound amnesia for several months from the deadly smash.

Surgeons were able to use old photographs of his face to piece him back together with 150 titanium parts.

Dr Maurice Lipsedge, an expert psychiatrist commissioned by Lord Stevens' Operation Paget, the Met Police's inquiry into conspiracy theories surrounding the crash, said Mr Rees had "very limited recall" of what happened immediately before and after the crash and this was unlikely to ever change.

Mr Rees left his job with Mohamed Al-Fayed in 1998.

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He published his own account of his experiences, with help from a ghost writer, in a book released in 2000 called The Bodyguard's Story.

His first post after returning to work was with the United Nations in its department of peacekeeping.

Mr Rees also spent six years with the US-based oil operations company, Halliburton, working his way up to director.

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His LinkedIn entry describes him as being based in Shrewsbury and having experience in international operations.

AstraZeneca has been contacted for comment.

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