Robert Andrew Varley


Robert Andrew Varley FRMetS CMet

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Contact address: 

Met Office
Fitzroy Road

Current Employment: 

I am responsible for the end-to-end process for the production and delivery of data and services to Met Office customers. This includes weather, climate and ocean observations, forecasting and the delivery of operational services for customers and the public in the UK and throughout the world. As a member of the Met Office Board, I also play a leading role in the strategic management of the organisation.


Recent work: 

Met Office since 1983:

2010–14 Operations and Services Director
2007–10 Government Services Director
2004-07 Head of National Meteorological Programme
1996–99 Chief Instructor, Met Office College
1989–96 Instructor, Met Office College
1983–89 Forecaster



Forecasting, Synoptic Meteorology, Climatic Change, Education and Training