Richard Morris Biography and Wiki
Richard Morris FRSA was a British diplomat who was the British Ambassador to Nepal from 2015 to 2019. He was reported missing from his home in Hampshire in May 2020.
10 Quick Facts About Richard Morris
- Name: Richard Morris
- Age: 53 years old as of 2021
- Birthday: 1 November
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Height: Around 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m)
- Nationality: British
- Occupation: Diplomat
- Marital Status: Married
- Salary: Under review
- Net worth: Between $1 million and $5 million
Richard Morris Early and personal life
Morris was born on 1 November 1967 in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, to a teaching family. He has a younger sister. He attended Droitwich Spa High School.
Morris was born with a port-wine stain birthmark on the left-hand side of his face. He underwent laser surgery in an attempt to remove his birthmark as a young teenager, but the procedure was eventually halted. He became an ambassador for the charity Changing Faces, which helps people who live with visible facial differences.
Morris studied at Aberystwyth University, which included partaking in a one-year scholarship at the University of Illinois in the United States. He received a BA (Hons) degree in English literature. After this, he studied at Aston University where he earned an MBA and underwent contract work for the Touche Ross management consultancy.
Morris married his wife Alison in 1992 and together they had three children, one daughter, and two sons. His hobbies included long-distance running, having completed a marathon on Mount Everest in 2019.
Richard Morris Career
Morris entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) through an open competition in 1990.
Morris was consul-general in Sydney and had roles in New York, Mexico City, Bridgetown, and Ottawa. He was head of the Pacific department at the FCO from 2013 to 2015.
In October 2015 he was announced as the next British Ambassador to Nepal, to succeed John Rankin in November. He served in this role until 2019, during which time he hosted Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in the country for his 2016 tour. He was due to become the next British High Commissioner to Fiji in July 2020.
Richard Morris Disappearance
Morris was reported missing on 6 May 2020 after going for a run in Bentley, Hampshire, and not returning home. That day, an appeal for information was issued by Hampshire Police. He was last seen running along Isington Road in Alton at 10:50 on the morning of 6 May.
Initially, police dogs and drones were used to search Alice Holt Forest where Morris was known to enjoy running. As well as this, CCTV footage was examined and door-to-door inquiries were carried out. The search was scaled back on 3 June after more than 9 square kilometers (3.5 sq mi) had been searched. Chief Inspector Alex Reading said he wanted to “reassure the community that there is no evidence of foul play”.
On 31 August, police announced that a body had been found in Alice Holt Forest. His body was formally identified on 16 September. Hampshire police says they found the remains of the missing 52-year-old on August 31 in Alice Holt Forest.
Mr Morris, who was UK ambassador to Nepal until last year, was last seen on the morning of May 6, after leaving to go running from his home in Bentley near Farnham. The force says that his family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
“His empathy and kindness to those around him earned him respect wherever he went, evidenced by the messages of love, friendship and support we have received from all over the world. “Richard was always a runner, cheerfully describing himself as “more of an enthusiastic weekend trail runner than podium finisher”. Nevertheless he had completed five marathons on four continents, most recently in Nepal, where he raised money for Changing Faces – the UK charity of which he was a trustee.
“But above all else, Richard was a family man. A loving and loyal husband, father, son and brother. He showed us the world but he was our world and we are devastated by his loss.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the organisations and individuals who have supported us over the past few months.” Hampshire Constabulary says it “would like to thank all of those who have kept vigilant, helped in the search for Richard and assisted the investigation”.
Frequently Asked Questions About Richard Morris
Who is Richard Morris?
Morris FRSA was a British diplomat who was the British Ambassador to Nepal from 2015 to 2019. He was reported missing from his home in Hampshire in May 2020.
How tall is Morris?
Morris stands at an average height and has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
How much is Morris worth?
Morris has not revealed his net worth. He is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying his wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about his net worth are revealed.