Professor Roger Stone has over 40 years’ academic and global research leadership in climate science and meteorology. This has included the development and leadership of five Climate Research Centres and Institutes (in both government organisations and universities) attracting over $60m AUD in external research funding. Prof Stone has also, since 1996, provided extensive leadership and management within United Nations agencies. This has included as lead representative and advisor for Australia at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Congress, together with positions as President of the Commission of Agricultural Meteorology and Vice President of the Commission for Weather, Water, Climate and Environmental Services in Geneva. Professor Stone is the first Australian to hold such positions. Roger has also represented the Australian Academy of Sciences and State and Federal Governments in numerous major international scientific and policy fora. He has published widely in high-level journals such as Nature, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Nature Climate Change, and the Journal of Climate and addressed major, esteemed, international science academies such as the Royal Society, London, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and similar academies in the Rep. Korea, New Zealand, and Japan.