Richard Morris was born on November 1, 1967 in Worcestershire.
He studied for a BA Hons in English Literature from Aberystwyth University (including a one-year scholarship to the University of Illinois).
He received an MBA from Aston University.
As part of his MBA, he took on contract work for Touche Ross Management Consultancy.
He entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office through an open competition (1990).
Richard Morris, 52, (pictured) was last seen in Alton on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:50 a.m. He was missing from his home in Bentley that day
Mr. Morris married Mrs. Alison in 1992 and they have a daughter and two sons.
During his nearly 30-year career, he held several positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Assistant Desk Officer, Non-Proliferation and Defense Department (1990-1991).
Assistant Desk Officer, Cultural Relations Department (1991-1992); undertook a temporary assignment with the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in New York (1993).
Third Secretary (Political), British High Commission, Ottawa (1993-1996).
Second Secretary (Political), British High Commission, Bridgetown (1996-2000).
Head of the Resource Accounting and Budgeting Team (2000 to 2001).
Head of the Support Group in the Consular Directorate in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2001-2004).
Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General at the British Embassy in Mexico City (January 2005 to June 2008).
Between 2008 and 2012 he was Consul General in Sydney and Director General for Trade and Investment in the Australasia Region.
Mr. Morris served as the Pacific Director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 2013 to 2015.
British Ambassador to Nepal between 2015 and 2019.
He is slated to take up a new role as British High Commissioner in the Republic of Fiji in July 2020.
He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA).
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