How we work

ECMWF was created by a Convention that came into force on 1 November 1975 and was amended on 6 June 2010. 

The governing bodies are the Council, the Director-General, and the Council’s advisory committees, whose functions are defined in the Convention.

Daniel Gellens, Director of Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium.

Council President

Daniel Gellens, Director of Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium.

ECMWF governance in 2023

Council President:   
Dr Daniel Gellens, Director of Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Council Vice-President:  
Prof. Penny Endersby, Chief Executive of UK Met Office

Director-General:  
Dr Florence Rabier

Finance Committee Chair: 
Dr Gisela Seuffert, Germany

Policy Advisory Committee Chair: 
Mr Eoin Moran, Ireland

Technical Advisory Committee Chair: 
Dr Sarah O’Reilly, Ireland

Advisory Committee of Co-operating States Chair: 
Mr Nir Stav, Israel

Advisory Committee for Data Policy Chair: 
Lt. Col. Paolo Capizzi, Italy;  
Ms Monika Koehler, Austria

Scientific Advisory Committee members and experts: 
Prof. Dr Thomas Jung (Chair) 
Dr Susanna Corti (Vice-Chair) 
Dr Henk Eskes 
Dr Christina Köpken-Watts 
Prof Dr Nedjeljka Žagar 
Dr Oliver Fuhrer 
Prof. Simon Vosper 
Prof. Dr Pier Siebesma 
Prof. Gunilla Svensson 
Dr Isabel Trigo 
Dr Anthony Weaver 
Dr François Bouyssel

Organisation of ECMWF in June 2024

Organisation of ECMWF in June 2024