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WMO International Symposium on Public Weather Services (PWS): a Key to Service Delivery, Geneva, Switzerland (3-5 December 2007)


Paper Title: The Role of the Public Sector in Commercial Services

Names: Neil Gordon

Institution: Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited (MetService)

Title: General Manager Advanced Technology / Chief Meteorologist

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Neil Gordon joined MetService in 1968, and has been a senior manager since 1988. He played a key role in its transition from a government department to a government-owned commercial company in 1992. From then until 2005, as General Manager National Weather Services, he was responsible for the delivery of public good services under a commercial contract with the New Zealand government. He currently runs the MetService Advanced Technology division which incorporates training, the Automated Meteorological Prediction Systems group, and development and support of the Weatherscape television weather graphics system. Neil has been involved in CAeM since 1983; he was vice President from 1990 to 1999, and President from 1999 to 2006. He has also been actively involved in PWS activities including expert teams and in-country training events, and co-authored a publication on performance assessment of public weather services.





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