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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Turkey

Mr Richard Moore has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.

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He will succeed Mr David Reddaway CMG MBE. Mr Moore will take up his appointment in January 2014.

Mr Moore was Director for Europe, Latin America and Globalisation until November 2012. He joined the FCO in 1987 and has worked in London on the Middle East and security policy before becoming Director of Programmes and Change. A Turkish speaker, he has served overseas in Vietnam, Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, Mr Moore has said “I am delighted to be returning to Turkey where I served early in my diplomatic career. I look forward to working with this close NATO ally, EU candidate and increasingly important political and trading partner, to build an even stronger relationship of trust and friendship between Britain and Turkey in the years ahead.”

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Richard Peter Moore
Married to: Margaret Patricia Isabel Moore (k.a. Maggie)
Children: One son, one daughter
2010-present FCO, Director Europe, Latin America and Globalisation
2008-2010 FCO, Director Programmes and Change
2007 Stanford Executive Programme
2005-2008 FCO, Deputy Director Middle East
2001-2005 Kuala Lumpur, Counsellor
1998-2001 FCO, Section Head, Security Policy Group
1995-1998 Islamabad, First Secretary
1992-1995 FCO, Desk Officer, Iran
1991-1992 Istanbul, Consul (Political and Press)
1990 Ankara, Second Secretary (Political)
1988 Hanoi, Third Secretary
1987 Joined Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service
Published 14 December 2012