Rob Woodward reaches the end of his term as Chair in summer 2024 after serving two full terms, having taken up the position in 2018. 

Rob took on the role of Chair at a crucial time for the Met Office, supporting the organisation through a change of leadership. A significant achievement during his tenure has been the development and delivery of a new strategy for the Met Office. With Rob working closely with the CEO, this vision has provided clarity, purpose and direction for the organisation over the last six years. Rob also played an instrumental part in the implementation of a new supercomputer which will be going live in 2024. 

DSIT Minister Andrew Griffith said “Rob has provided strong public service during his six years chairing the Met Office Board. He came in at a time when the organisation needed a new vision and clear steer and has helped to lead a high performing Board. His hard work and dedication helped steer the organisation through challenging situations but also seize on opportunities and I offer my thanks to him”. 

A campaign has now been launched to appoint the next Chair of the Board.