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.”
Tristan da Cunha, Administrator
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FCO, Team Leader, Sanctions Enforcement, later Desk Officer, Bosnia, EAU
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Moscow, Management Officer
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