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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador South Sudan

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Mr Timothy Morris has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.

Mr Timothy Morris has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan in succession to Mr Ian Hughes, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Morris will take up his appointment during April 2015.

Mr Morris joined the FCO in 1981 and has served in London, Tokyo, Lisbon and Madrid, and most recently in Africa as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Morocco and (non-resident) Mauritania, Sahel Coordinator, Special Envoy to the talks on South Sudan, and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Mr Morris has said:

My appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to South Sudan is a particular privilege. The United Kingdom is committed to helping the people of South Sudan achieve their dreams of security, peace and prosperity, and I will do my utmost with my colleagues to assist them.

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Personal details  
Full name: Timothy Colin Morris
Married to: Patricia Morris
Children: Three sons
2014 – present Kinshasa, Head of Mission (Temporary duty)
2014 Addis Ababa, Special Envoy, South Sudan Peace Talks
2012 – 2013 FCO, Sahel Coordinator
2008 – 2012 Rabat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Morocco and non-resident Ambassador to Mauritania
2005 –2008 FCO, Head of International Organisations Department
2002 – 2004 Lisbon, Deputy Head of Mission
1998 – 2002 Tokyo, Counsellor (Trade and Investment)
1996 –1998 FCO, Deputy Head, United Nations Department
1991 – 1995 Madrid, First Secretary and Head of Political Section
1989 – 1991 Department for Trade & Industry, Head, Exports to Japan Unit
1987 –1989 FCO, Southern African Department
1984 –1987 Tokyo, Second Secretary
1982 – 1984 Language training (Japanese)
1981–1982 FCO, Desk Officer, Mexico and Central American Department
1981 Joined FCO

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