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EUMETSAT Council appoints Philip Evans as next Director-General

By GeoConnexion - 26th August 2020 - 11:07

The Council of Europe’s operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, has appointed Philip Evans as the organisation’s next Director-General for a five-year term, starting on 1 January 2021. Evans will take over the reins of the 30-Member-State organisation from Alain Ratier, who will retire at the end of 2020 after serving nine-and-a-half years as Director-General. Evans achieved a highly successful career at the UK Met Office, where he held strategic and operational senior management positions and served as member of the Executive Board, after leading the remote sensing instrumentation group in the 1990s. In his last position at the Met Office, Chief Operating Officer, Evans was responsible for the full operational delivery and infrastructure of the organisation, leading a team of 700 people. He also represented the United Kingdom on the EUMETSAT Council over the past two years

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