The INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock officially announced Mr Morris’ appointment this week.
Mr Morris will be reporting directly to the Secretary General, responsible for coordinating and supervising the operations of INTERPOL’s four key Directorates.
AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin congratulated Mr Morris on his appointment.
“This appointment is a reflection of the high-standing of Mr Morris and the AFP in the international law enforcement community,” Commissioner Colvin said.
“Mr Morris has had a distinguished career within the AFP and has made significant contributions to law enforcement on a domestic and international scale,” Commissioner Colvin said.
“During the selection process he had strong support from the Australian Government who endorsed his application.”
Mr Morris joined the AFP in 1986 and has been a member of the AFP executive since 1997. He has experience in commanding the AFP’s Counter Terrorism, Intelligence Functions and was previously Head of INTERPOL National Bureau Canberra.
Mr Morris is currently the National Manager of High Tech Crime Operations overseeing cybercrime, online child protection and crime prevention strategies.
The position is for a period of five years, with Mr Morris expected to take up the role in the second quarter of this year.