David Moss (diplomat)
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David Moss Diplomat

Sir David Joseph Moss, KCVO, CMG (born 1938) is a retired British diplomat.

Moss joined the civil service in 1956[1] and was appointed to HM Diplomatic Service in 1966.[2] He served as first secretary at the British embassy in Bolivia from 1969 to 1970 and then, after three years at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), he was appointed first secretary at the British embassy in the Netherlands in 1974. He returned to the FCO in 1978 and was promoted to the rank of counsellor the following year. He was posted as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Kingdom's mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva in 1983. He then returned to London as Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the FCO from 1987 until 1990, when he was appointed High Commissioner to New Zealand. He then served as High Commissioner to Malaysia from 1994 to 1998, when he retired.[1]

Moss was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1989 New Year Honours.[3] He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in September 1998.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Moss, Sir David Joseph", Who's Who (online ed., Oxford University Press, December 2018). Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ The London Gazette, 12 August 1966 (issue 44081), p. 8950.
  3. ^ Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 December 1988 (issue 51578), p. 3.
  4. ^ The London Gazette, 16 October 1998, notice L-55283-1SI.

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