New Year Honours for RMetS Members

11 January 2024

Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Fellow, Professor Peter Stott, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list with an MBE for services to climate science.

Peter, who joined the Society in 1986, pioneered the scientific case for climate change action, with his attribution work providing evidence and advice to governments and the public, supporting policy making and decisions at the highest level.

A passionate advocate for creative science communication, Peter’s book, Hot Air: The Inside Story of the Battle Against Climate Change Denial, was shortlisted for several prizes in 2022.

Peter is a valued member of the Society who contributes his expertise and time as part of the Science Engagement Committee and as a Trustee. He has played a leading role in helping drive the Society’s climate change communication activities.

Another RMetS member recognised in the New Year Honours List is Met Office Chief Executive, Professor Penny Endersby. Penny received the highest Order of the British Empire, a CBE, for services to Meteorology, Defence Science and Technology.

As the first female Chief Executive of the Met Office, Penny has led the organisation to new heights in the reach and development of its science, technology, and life-saving services, while maintaining a keen focus on business delivery to customers.

Penny is a strong advocate for innovation and academic collaboration in science both across the UK and globally, with a passion for STEM education and outreach, and diversity in science.

Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, Liz Bentley said: “The Society would like to congratulate both Peter and Penny who have been recognised in the King’s New Year Honours – both are very well deserved”.


Professor Penny Endersby
Professor Penny Endersby