Richard Moore was appointed Director General for Political Affairs at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in April 2018.
Richard served as British Ambassador to Turkey from January 2014 to December 2017. Previously he was Director for Europe, Latin America and Globalisation (2010 to 2012) and Director for Programmes and Change (2008 to 2010). He has had postings in Vietnam, Turkey (1990 to 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 2 children, Richard’s interests include golf, hiking, scuba-diving, Turkish carpets and porcelain, and visiting historical sites.
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