David Moran

David Moran

British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

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30th November 2015 Berne, Switzerland

David Moran

by David Moran

British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

ST ANDREW’S DAY: MUSIC FOR THE WORLD

One of the best things about the job of British Ambassador is being able to celebrate not only the UK as a whole, but also individually Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Today, as I look out of my window at the Saltire, the Scottish flag flying proudly alongside the Union Flag, I am full […]

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14th August 2015 Berne, Switzerland

David Moran

by David Moran

British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Culture matters: Scottish-Libyan filmmaking collaboration

One of the great pleasures of working in Switzerland is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people who mix and mingle at this international cultural crossroads.  It is an extra privilege that so many of these talented individuals come from the UK. This week I have been able to see some of the fruits […]

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15th June 2015 Berne, Switzerland

David Moran

by David Moran

British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Celebrating Magna Carta

The Magna Carta is 800 years old on 15 June 2015. It is impressive that such an old document should continue to inspire individuals and societies around the world. The principles it enshrines – equality before the law, limits to the arbitrary exercise of power, due and fair process for citizens – are timeless and […]

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15th May 2015 Berne, Switzerland

David Moran

by David Moran

British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Wildlife Diplomacy – Ending the Trade in Illegal Wildlife Products

A new push is urgently needed to fight the illegal trade in wildlife products.  On 18 May, HRH The Duke of Cambridge will join United for Wildlife (UfW) meetings in Gland, Switzerland. UfW is a collaboration of seven conservation organisations and the Royal Foundation. Convened by the Duke, they have joined forces to tackle conservation […]

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About David Moran

David Moran has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein since January 2014. David was born in Munich and studied at Stoke Brunswick and Tonbridge Schools. He has a…

David Moran has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Switzerland
and Liechtenstein since January 2014. David was born in Munich and
studied at Stoke Brunswick and Tonbridge Schools. He has a BA in Soviet
Studies from Willamette University in Oregon, and an MA in International
Relations from the University of Sussex. He is married to Carol
Marquis.
David has previously served as Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
and (non-resident) the Kyrgyz Republic. He has also been posted to
Nairobi, Moscow, Paris and Tbilisi, in the latter case as Chargé
d’Affaires. In the early 1990s he designed an elephant conservation and
rural development project in Ruaha, Tanzania. In London he was
responsible for the 1998-2000 EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
negotiations.
Prior to joining the Foreign Office in 1985, David spent 2½ years
working for the Oregon State Government. He was also a professional
blues pianist and keeps up his interest in music, including through a
live performance at the 2010 Almaty Beatles Festival. He posts on this
site on British-Swiss relations; foreign policy, human rights and
development issues; wildlife conservation; and playing the blues around
the world.

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