Peter Lennox - CEO, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd.
CEO, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd.
Peter is Chief Executive of New Zealand’s national meteorological service and its designated Permanent Representative with the World Meteorological Organization. His background is in the business of science, leading key science & technology innovation programmes for both New Zealand and Scotland. Achievements include creation of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Ag/Bio fund, and rolling out the UK’s biotechnology cluster programme. Peter has also led trade operations across Europe, in the Middle East and the Americas.
Forecast-based Financing is a highly innovative way of applying weather forecasts. The aim is to enhance humanitarian action to protect lives and livelihoods by making resources available to act before a disaster actually occurs.