British Ambassador to Turkey since January 2014. Before coming to Turkey, he was Director for Europe, Latin America and Globalisation (2010-2012) and Director for Programmes and Change (2008-2010). He has had postings in Vietnam, Turkey (1990-1992), Pakistan and Malaysia.
Richard Moore was born in Libya. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University and, on leaving Oxford, won a Kennedy Scholarship for post-graduate study at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2007, he attended the Stanford Executive Programme. Married to Maggie, with two children (one of whom was born in Turkey). Richard speaks reasonably proficient Turkish. Interests include golf, hiking, scuba-diving, Turkish carpets and porcelain, and visiting historical sites.
British Ambassador to Turkey
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.