Rob Woodward has been reappointed Chair of the Met Workplace for a second 3-year time period and three new non-executive administrators, Anusha Shah, Christine Ourmières-Widener and Prof. Jordan Giddings, have been appointed to the Met Workplace Board.
The Met Workplace is the nationwide meteorological service for the UK. It supplies vital climate providers and world-leading local weather science, serving to the general public and prospects make higher selections to remain protected and thrive.
The Met Workplace is a Buying and selling Fund of the Division for Enterprise, Power and Industrial Technique (BEIS).
The position of the unbiased, non-executive Chair is to steer the Met Workplace Board. The Board’s main duty is growing the long-term technique of the Met Workplace. The non-executive administrators assist and problem the manager administrators in an effort to help the Met Workplace in delivering towards agreed key efficiency indicators. The non-executive administrators are inspired to help in elevating exterior consciousness of the Met Workplace and its work, and to construct helpful exterior relationships. The brand new non-executive administrators convey a variety of abilities and expertise, from scientific experience via sustainable improvement to industrial and buyer going through expertise, which can add additional depth and variety to enter to the Board.
These appointments have been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.
Commenting on the appointments Rob Woodward famous:
During the last Three years, the Board has overseen the event of the Met Workplace’s new company technique, which reaffirms its dedication to offer the perfect climate and local weather info to assist the general public and prospects make higher selections to remain protected and thrive. I’m excited to have the chance to assist realise that technique at a time when the challenges of a altering world make our distinctive scientific, technological and operational experience extra necessary than ever.
I’m equally delighted to welcome Anusha, Christine and Jordan to affix the Met Workplace Board following an especially aggressive choice course of with a formidable discipline of candidates. Every brings particular experience that can assist the Met Workplace deal with the challenges forward and collectively they guarantee we’ll proceed to have an applicable vary of experience, expertise and variety of thought on the Board to assist the Met Workplace staff.
Rob was appointed to his first time period as Chair of the Met Workplace Board in July 2018. He has held management positions throughout each the private and non-private sectors. His expertise consists of over 10 years as Chief Government Officer of STV Group plc main its profitable transformation right into a pre-eminent digital media group. He had beforehand been Business Director at Channel four Tv, Managing Director with UBS Company Finance and lead companion for Deloitte’s Telecoms, Media & Know-how Trade Group in Europe.
Rob can be at present Chair of Court docket at Glasgow Caledonian College, Chair of expertise firm Blancco plc and advertising analytics supplier, Ebiquity plc.
Anusha is a number one chartered engineer, thought chief, keynote speaker, panellist and a passionate advocate for variety, inclusion and equity. She is at present Director, Resilient Cities at Arcadis – UK, Fellow and Vice President of the Establishment of Civil Engineers (ICE), Visiting Professor at King’s Faculty London and Honorary Professor with College of Wolverhampton. She is the Previous Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board and was a Non-Government Director of Thomas Telford Board (ICE’s Enterprise wing).
With over 20 years of management and administration excellence on quite a few high-profile engineering and environmental tasks within the UK and internationally, she is pushed by a want to make societies inclusive, protected, local weather resilient and sustainable. Anusha sits on numerous business web zero and local weather change teams together with London Local weather Change Partnership. She is recipient of a number of awards together with 2020 – Prime 50 UK Ladies Engineers in Sustainability Award.
Christine has expertise as a Chief Government Officer (CEO) and senior enterprise chief within the Journey & Transport Infrastructure sectors. She has specific expertise within the discipline of organisational change, designing and implementing enterprise innovation and optimisation methods. She was beforehand CEO of Flybe Group, Europe’s largest regional airline having beforehand spent nearly 5 years as CEO at CityJet. Earlier positions embody a number of years at Air France KLM together with as Vice President & Basic Supervisor of Air France KLM USA.
Christine is at present a non-executive director at Datalex in Dublin and a board member of ZeroAvia, who’re constructing the primary sensible zero-emission aviation powertrain. She is a recipient of IATA’s Range & Inclusion 2019 Inspirational Function Mannequin award.
Prof. Jordan Giddings
Jordan is an skilled chief of innovation and alter in programs, knowledge, cyber and expertise domains with a background in academia, the non-public sector and authorities. His experience has been recognised at a nationwide and worldwide degree. Jordan has labored within the industrial sector (together with his current half time position as Chief Scientist for Unbelievable.io’s Defence enterprise), authorities organisations (because the UK’s Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for each Nationwide Safety and for Transport), European organisations and Commerce Associations.
He’s at present an advisor to quite a few UK authorities departments, Professorial Analysis fellow for UKCRIC (the UK Collaboratorium for Analysis of Infrastructure and Cities) at UCL, visiting Professor on the College of Hertfordshire and an Honorary Principal Analysis Fellow to the Imperial Faculty Institute for Safety Science and Know-how in addition to a Fellow of a number of skilled our bodies.