Join Rob Woodward, Chair, MET Office, as he shares his insight into the role of the Non-executive Director in driving sustainability across the organisation.

Wednesday 22 November 2023
£95 per session. 20% discount available for all 6 sessions.
Rob Woodward, former CEO of STV Group plc and founding Trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal


Gain an insight into the ways in which questions of sustainability are permeating strategic decision-making throughout organisations, and understand the role of the Board in this process.

Appointed by the UK Government in 2018, Rob has overseen the growth of the Met Office’s global leadership in the provision of weather and climate services and the science that underpins them. These services inform governments, industry and the public in decision making which impacts protection, prosperity and well-being.

In addition to steering an organisation that is vital to our understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, Rob also has a broad portfolio of NXD and Chair experience across a variety of sectors. His insight into the challenges presented by climate change, and sustainability are invaluable.

Guest speaker bio

Rob Woodward

Rob is former CEO of STV Group plc and founding Trustee of the STV Children’s Appeal. He led the turnaround of the company and positioned STV as Scotland’s leading commercial digital media company before leaving in December 2017 after ten years at the helm.

Prior to STV, Rob was Commercial Director of Channel 4 Television Corporation and on the main Board. He achieved a dramatic turnaround of legacy businesses, 4 Ventures, and built a set of successful new media and digital organisations. He drove Channel 4’s commercial businesses to significant profitability and led initiatives focused on building non-advertising-based revenue streams.

Rob was previously an MD of UBS Warburg and global COO of corporate finance in Media and Communications. He worked initially in the global Telecom team in both London and New York and latterly was the co-head of the European Technology Group.

In addition to chairing The Met Office, Rob is also Chair of Court of Glasgow Caledonian University, the software company Blancco plc and marketing services company Ebiquity plc. He is also a Non-executive Director of Satellite operator OneWeb.

He was appointed by the Scottish Government as founding Chair of the Developing Young Workforce Group, which is leading work to support employer involvement in developing Scotland’s young workforce.

For more information on the Programme including the other sessions in the series, please visit the Non-executive Director Programme overview.