I am a Chartered Meteorologist with over 20 years professional experience and a specialist in the design, implementation and evaluation of weather and climate services. Through my work, I support major international development organisations, national governments, NGOs and other institutional actors to work with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and their stakeholders.
As a qualified Programme Manager and accredited facilitator with a Masters in Business Administration, I am expert in the professional design, implementation and evaluation of projects, programmes, strategic plans and user-centred services. I am also proficient at designing, implementing and effectively managing partnerships and collaborative activities across multiple organisations and stakeholders.
With experience across the full value chain of weather and climate services, I help NMHS and their implementation partners to better understand and meet the needs of their users and customers. I support them, both individually and as a group, in the production, implementation and evaluation of new and enhanced weather and climate services that enable and promote improved livelihoods and resilience to support the ultimate goal of sustainable development. I am passionate about the collaborative design, production and effective communication of products and services tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable communities to ensure their understanding and use.
Having also been a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy for 10 years I am an accomplished leader. I have motivated and mentored teams in fast-moving, high-pressure operational environments, whilst also providing expert meteorological, oceanographic and hydrographic advice to aircrew, Commanding Officers and NATO Admirals.
Since 2014, I have mainly worked in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), including a 2-year assignment based in Rwanda leading a programme of technical assistance.