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Change of British High Commissioner to The Gambia

Mr David Morley has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of The Gambia.

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Mr David Morley has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of The Gambia in succession to Mr Phil Sinkinson OBE who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Morley will take up his appointment during May 2011.

David Morley joined the FCO in 1973 and has served at a wide variety of Posts overseas. He has just returned from a 3-year posting on Tristan da Cunha, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. During his long career David has especially enjoyed living and working in Africa.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of The Gambia, Mr Morley has said “I am delighted to be the next High Commissioner to The Gambia. My wife, Jacki, and I are well aware of the unique charm of the country and its people. I look forward to taking up my new position and working with the Government of the Republic of The Gambia on matters of common interest.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

David Morley

Married to:

Jacqueline (Jacki)

Children: None

2007-present Tristan da Cunha, Administrator

2005-2007 FCO, Head of Strategy Team, Consular Directorate

2003-2005 FCO, Head of Prisoner Policy Team, Consular Directorate

2001-2003 FCO, Head of Export Licensing Team, NPD

1999-2001 UKDel NATO, First Secretary (Information)

1995-1999 Mbabane, Deputy High Commissioner

1993-1995 FCO, Team Leader, Sanctions Enforcement, later Desk Officer, Bosnia, EAU

1993 FCO, Mid-career Development Course

1991-1993 Moscow, Management Officer


FCO, Desk Officer, CCD


Kaduna, Commercial Attache

1975 - 1984

UKMis Geneva, Stanley, Kuala Lumpur, FCO, Support Staff


Joined FCO

Published 30 November 2010