Charles Ewen
Charles Ewen
CIO
Met Office

Charles is accountable for all aspects of Information Technology and sponsor the DDaT profession at the Met Office. He oversees the delivery of world-class IT capability which supports the world-leading science and services including supercomputing, high-capacity computing, storage and digital technologies. He is responsible for integrating cutting-edge supercomputing, cloud adoption and modernising ways of working to deliver a more efficient and effective IT capability. Latterly, he has been the Senior Responsible Officer of a major cross-organisational efficiencies programme as well as other large Programmes. Joining the Met Office as Head of Web and Media in 2008, Charles worked in a variety of senior technology roles before becoming Director of Technology in 2014. Prior to joining the Met Office Charles worked in the private sector leading and delivering high profile change projects and programmes to enable established organisations to adopt emerging technologies. This included some of the first large online commerce systems as well as large-scale integrations through acquisitions, mergers, and transformations. He ran a small consultancy business specialising in eCommerce and ERP integration solutions for retail sector companies. Charles undertook a degree apprenticeship with the RAF, graduating with a Higher National Diploma in Electronic Systems and serving for eight years before working in systems design and engineering in the defence sector. He then spent several years in industry helping a range of organisations adopt emerging technologies and leading operational technology teams in the US, UK and Asia. He is a Chartered IT Professional with the British Computer Society