craig morley

Craig Morley

I'm Craig Morley - Conservative campaigner and GE2019 Candidate for Reading East.

Craig Morley

Craig is an experienced international affairs, strategic communication and strategy expert, with over ten years' experience working in UK Government, Parliament, and politics. Having been a British diplomat for more than eight years, Craig is adept at communication (including public speaking and media) and coordinating with others, network-building, negotiation and influencing. He brings deep geopolitical, economic, and strategic insight, as well as creative thinking to old problems, innovating and striving for growth and improvement - personally and within teams he leads.

With a track record of leading and motivating teams with emotional intelligence, including through periods of change, Craig solves complex problems in challenging and fast-changing environments. He rapidly rose up the ranks within the Foreign Office to be promoted 4 times in 8 years. He was selected for the Foreign Office's Global Leadership Development Programme in 2016. Craig stood as a Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservative Party in the 2019 General Election.

Craig has 13 years’ experience working on/in China and Hong Kong - including in a number of roles within the Foreign Office. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society in 2018.

Outside of the working environment, Craig is strongly involved in the local community, volunteering as:

• Member of Thames Valley Police’s Strategic Independent Advisory Group;
• Board Director and Head Youth Coach at Bicester Rugby Union Football Club; and
• Mentor to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK through Future Frontiers – an award-winning British charity that transforms young people’s relationship with learning, and raises aspirations.

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