17 October 2011 - The Met Office is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Stephen Belcher as Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre.
One of the world's foremost climate change research centres, the Met Office Hadley Centre is co-funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It provides guidance to Government and businesses on the science of climate change.
Chief Scientist at the Met Office, Professor Julia Slingo OBE, said: "The Met Office Hadley Centre has a world-wide reputation in climate science and I am delighted that Professor Stephen Belcher will be adding his expertise and leadership in support of our vital work. Stephen is among the very best of the UK's atmospheric scientists and I am looking forward to working with him."