Mr David John Moran has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Switzerland and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein.
He will succeed Ms Sarah Gillett, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Moran will take up his appointment during December 2013.
Mr Moran joined the FCO in 1985 and has previously served as Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and (non-resident) the Kyrgyz Republic. In the mid-1990s in London he was responsible for managing bilateral relations with both Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He has also been posted to Nairobi, Moscow, and Paris. He is currently Chargé d’Affaires in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prior to joining the Foreign Office, Mr Moran was a professional blues pianist.
On his appointment, Mr Moran has said:
I am delighted to have been appointed Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Both countries are important partners to Britain, and we have many common interests. I look forward to working together to strengthen the relationships further.
|Full name:||David John Moran|
|Married to:||Carol Ann Marquis|
|2013 - present||Tbilisi, Chargé d’Affaires with personal rank of ambassador|
|2009 - 2012||Astana, HM Ambassador|
|2008 - 2009||Cabinet Office, Deputy Director for Early Warning & Transnational Issues|
|2007 - 2008||FCO, Human Resources Directorate|
|2005 - 2007||Tashkent, HM Ambassador|
|2001 - 2005||Paris, Deputy UK Permanent Representative to OECD|
|1998 - 2000||FCO, Head of EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Justice & Home Affairs Sections, European Union Department (Internal)|
|1996 - 1998||FCO, Head of France and Switzerland Section, Western European Department|
|1993 - 1996||Moscow, First Secretary (Know How Fund)|
|1991 - 1993||FCO, Head of IMF/Debt Section, Economic Relations Department|
|1988 - 1991||Nairobi, Second Secretary, British Development Division in East Africa|
|1987 - 1988||Overseas Development Administration, Press Spokesman, Information Department|
|1986 - 1987||Overseas Development Administration, Higher Executive Officer, Finance Department|
|1985 - 1986||Overseas Development Administration, Assistant Desk Officer (Zimbabwe/Africa General), Central and Southern Africa Department|
|1985||Department of Trade and Industry, Executive Officer, Office of Telecommunications|