Mr David Morley was appointed British Ambassador to The Republic of The Gambia in succession to Mr Phil Sinkinson OBE, who has retired from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Morley took up his appointment in 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.
- Full name: David Morley
- Married to: Jacqueline (Jacki)
- Children: None
- 2007 - 2011: Tristan da Cunha, Administrator
- 2005 - 2007: FCO, Head of Strategy Team, Consular Directorate
- 2003 - 2005: FCO, Head of Prisoner Policy Team, Consular Directorate
- 2001 - 2003: FCO, Head of Export Licensing Team, NPD
- 1999 - 2001: UKDel NATO, First Secretary (Information)
- 1995 - 1999: Mbabane, Deputy High Commissioner
- 1993 - 1995: FCO, Team Leader, Sanctions Enforcement, later Desk Officer, Bosnia, EAU
- 1993: FCO, Mid-career Development Course
- 1991 - 1993: Moscow, Management Officer
- 1988 - 1991: FCO, Desk Officer, CCD
- 1981 - 1988: Kaduna, Commercial Attache
- 1975 - 1984: UKMis Geneva, Stanley, Kuala Lumpur, FCO, Support Staff
- 1973: Joined FCO
British Ambassador to The Gambia
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.