|Mr Moran joined the FCO in 1985 and has previously served as Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and (non-resident) the Kyrgyz Republic. In the mid-1990s he was responsible in London for managing bilateral relations with both Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He has also had postings in Nairobi, Moscow and Paris.
Prior to joining the FCO, he was a professional blues pianist and is married to Carol Ann Marquis.
Mr Moran said on his appointment: “I am delighted to have been appointed Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Both countries are important partners to Britain and we have many common interests. I look forward to working together to strengthen the relationship further.”