Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen joined MetService as Chief Executive in January 2021. He started his career in the Royal Air Force as a pilot in 1986. After a sabbatical, flying business jets in Australia, Stephen returned to New Zealand serving eight years for the RNZAF in various leadership roles, including Director of Flying Standards, and Director of Strategic Commitments and Relationships.
Since completing his MBA at Victoria University in 2013, Stephen held executive roles with the Civil Aviation Authority, the Air New Zealand SLT, and since 2017 has led risk consultancy businesses with an emphasis on highly regulated safety critical organisations that benefit and protect society, including the role as Board Chair of Risk NZ, New Zealand’s largest association of risk professionals.
Chief Digital Officer
Colin joined MetService from Xero, where his last role was the EGM of Platform Technology. During his time at Xero, Colin ran a team of approximately 400 people, led Xero through its global crisis response for Covid 19, and helped mature and evolve the core technology stacks that support Xero’s products and internal systems.
Prior to Xero, Colin worked at Spark and Telecom where he built extensive experience in both IT and Network delivery and technology evolution over 17 years.
Colin is a proud Wellingtonian. He and his family enjoy life by the beach, travel and the outdoors.
Chief People Officer
Megan has a wealth of experience both as a senior leader and in leading culture transformation. Megan has worked across a diverse range of industries which has included running large operational teams with a focus on managing risk in the banking sector, transforming safety culture in the energy sector, designing a quality assurance framework in a social services organisation and leading Contact’s People & Safety team.
As an independent consultant Megan’s roles included GM People & Safety at Port Nelson, HR Director for the Ministry of Primary Industries, and Head of Health & Safety at Meridian. In addition to these roles, she has delivered short term pieces of work including designing and managing organisational change, undertaking a safety culture review, designing health, safety and wellbeing strategies amongst others.
Chief of Customer and Commercial
Rob joined MetService in 2018 moving to New Zealand with his family for the role. He oversees the commercial and engagement strategies of MetService’s large and diverse customer base across the public, marine, aviation and infrastructure and media sectors.
Rob trained as a Marine Scientist in the United Kingdom and as a consultant developed and delivered meteorological and oceanographic solutions and modelling systems for clients. He went on to join the UK’s Met Office as a Climate Scientist where he undertook climate model development and research.
From 2010 Rob moved into leadership roles and spent eight years focused on business and growth opportunities for the UK Met Office across government, local and international customers groups. These roles included Head of Renewables, Regional Head Southeast Asia and Business Group Lead Operating Officer.
Chief of Science & Innovation
Norm has been involved in meteorology for over 30 years, including 10 years’ experience as an operational forecaster with Environment Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, and MetService.
From 1999 to 2007 he managed MetService’s weather modelling programme, before joining the MetService SLT in 2007. In his current role as GM Science Strategy, Norm is responsible for programmes that support MetService’s forecasting team, including observing, modelling, forecasting systems development, meteorological research, and New Zealand’s representation with WMO.
In his spare time, Norm enjoys time with family, running trails around Makara Peak and Mt Kaukau, and very occasionally fly fishing in the Tararuas when time and weather permit.
Chief Financial Officer
Keith joined MetService in May 2016 and is responsible for the financial strategy of the business. Keith was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer in July 2020 until January 2021.
Keith is a chartered accountant and has prior CFO experience with design led organisations in the private sector and was the first CFO of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, now part of MBIE.
Currently recruiting for this role.