Foreign and Commonwealth Office – 2019 Press Release on the Change of British High Commissioner to Fiji

Below is a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 31/10/2019.

Mr Richard Morris has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji in succession to Ms Melanie Hopkins. Mr Morris will take up his appointment in July 2020.


Full name: Richard Charles Morris

Married to: Alison Jane Morris

Children: Three

2015 to present Kathmandu, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2013 to 2015 FCO, Head, Pacific Department
2008 to 2013 Sydney, HM Consul General and Director General UKTI Australasia
2005 to 2008 Mexico City, Deputy Head of Mission and HM Consul General
2001 to 2004 FCO, Head, Assistance Group, Consular Directorate
2000 to 2001 FCO, Head, Resource Accounting and Budgeting Team
1996 to 2000 Bridgetown, Second Secretary, Political
1993 to 1996 Ottawa, Third Secretary, Political
1991 to 1992 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Cultural Relations Department
1990 to 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Non-Proliferation and Defence Department
1990 Joined FCO