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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Mr Alastair Morgan honoured with appointment of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mr Alastair Morgan has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in succession to Mr Michael Gifford, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Morgan will take up his appointment during December 2015.

Mr Morgan joined the Department of Trade & Industry, now the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, in 1985. His first FCO appointment was in 1992. He has served in the Embassies in Tokyo and Beijing. He was most recently Consul General in Guangzhou.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mr Morgan has said:

I am honoured to have been appointed the next British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. I look forward to representing British interests and to working constructively on issues of importance to the Governments and people of both countries.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name Mr Alastair William James Morgan
Married to Mrs Ayako Nakamura Morgan
Children Three
2010 – 2014 Guangzhou, HM Consul General
2007 – 2010 Beijing, Director of Trade & Investment
2006 Language training (Mandarin)
2002 – 2006 Tokyo, Director of Investment
2001 – 2002 Tokyo, Senior Adviser to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
1999 – 2001 BTI, Acting Chief Executive/Director of Operations, Invest in Britain Bureau (later InvestUK)
1996 – 1999 DTI, Head of UK Mergers Section
1992 – 1996 Tokyo, First Secretary (Trade Policy)
1991 – 1992 Language training (Japanese)
1991 DTI, Principal, Financial Services Division
1989 – 1991 DTI, Head of North America Trade Policy Section
1988 – 1989 DTI, Private Secretary to Minister for Trade & Industry
1986 – 1988 DTI, Aerospace Division
1985 – 1986 DTI, Insurance Division

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