Manchester alumna appointed Chief Executive of The Royal Meteorological Society

Dr Liz Bentley

The School of Mathematics was delighted to learn that Dr Liz Bentley has been appointed as Chief Executive of The Royal Meteorological Society.

Liz is well known to RMetS members and is very much the 'face and voice of the Society' owing to her extensive media work over recent years. Born in Yorkshire, Liz often refers to her upbringing on top of the Pennines as the reason why she became fascinated in the weather. After acquiring a PhD in mathematics at the University of Manchester, she joined the Met Office and over the next 14 years she took on a variety of interesting posts including weather forecaster, outstation manager and working as a meteorological instructor at the Met Office College. Liz became Chief Instructor of the College in 1999 and project managed the move of the College from Shinfield Park in Reading down to Devon during 2002. Later that year she jumped at the opportunity to manage the BBC Weather Centre at TV Centre in London. In 2006 she was seconded to the Ministry of Defence to manage its environmental research programme before joining the Society in 2008.

The full announcement can be found on The Royal Meteorological Society's website.

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