Met Office seeks new directors

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The Independent Online

As increased flooding makes weather forecasting ever more crucial to the economy's smooth running, the Met Office is on the hunt for three new board members.

Non-executive directors Sir Brian Hoskins, Paul Rew and Mike Goodfellow reach the end of their fixed-term contracts at the National Weather Office this year. Over the weekend, the Met launched its search for their successors, looking for at least one should have experience of "leading the successful commercialisation of an existing brand into new markets".

One of the ways the Met is looking to grow is by selling more products and services overseas.