Paul Hardaker has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Institute of Physics, it was announced at the end of May. Hardaker will take up the post on 3 September this year.
Hardaker, a visiting professor at the University of Reading’s School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, is the also the CEO of the Royal Meteorological Society. A Met Office employee for 14 years, he served as both Development Programme director and Chief Advisor to Government for the British national weather service.
Hardaker succeeds Bob Kirby-Harris, who retires on 12 June. Temporary CEO Stuart Palmer will continue to cover the vacancy until September.