collage showing panellists: Laura Tobin, Simon Bevan, Sarah Hewitt, Steve Dorling

Panel led workshop for Professional Accreditation

26 May 2021

We have gathered together a fantastic panel to discuss the Society’s Professional Accreditation programmes. The event will follow straight on from this year’s AGM on 7 June. Each panellist recognises the importance of accreditation in their different fields and will explain how it is beneficial to them and their organisation.

Chairing the panel will be our Chief Executive, Prof Liz Bentley. Liz will be joined by our Membership and Accreditation Manager – Sharon Stephens. Sharon will outline the professional accreditation and Fellowship schemes, along with hints and tips, general advice and guidance.


The panellists are:

  • Laura Tobin FRMetS - Meteorologist and Weather Presenter, Good Morning Britain
  • Simon Bevan FRMetS - Operations Auditor, Fleetweather
  • Sarah Hewitt CMet and FRMetS - Private Secretary to the Chief Executive of the Met Office
  • Lt Cdr Richard Watsham RMet - Senior Meteorological and Oceanographic Officer, Royal Navy
  • Steve Dorling CMet - Professor of Meteorology, Director of Innovation, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia and Chief Executive Officer, Weatherquest Ltd.


If you would like to know more about how the Society supports and promotes the importance of professional accreditation and Fellowship or are thinking about applying, then please join us.

Our panel of experts will explain how being a Fellow, chartered or registered meteorologist, has added value to them. They will discuss the programmes from both a personal perspective as well as the advantages it has brought to their organisations.

For those wanting to apply, you will learn what the Society can offer, details about the application form and process, along with hints and tips about where to find the resources to get you started.

Learn everything you need to know by booking your place at the AGM. This free workshop will follow the AGM and will start at 2.35 pm (BST) and run for approximately 50 minutes.

This year’s AGM will be taking place on Monday 7 June at 1.30 pm (BST).

Visit the events page for further information and to register your attendance.



Laura Tobin photo credit: Ken McKay