Home Bright Sparcs
Biographical entry

Home | Browse | Search | Previous | Next
Be a Bright Sparcs Supporter

Neal, Alan Bruce (1943 - )

Online Sources
Born: 18 April 1943  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alan Bruce Neal worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 40 years. He was heavily involved with the development of weather satellite and related satellite activities in Australia and internationally (as Chair of the World Meteorological Organization's International Working Group on Satellites). Neal was responsible for the implementation of the Bureau's long standing corporate budget and planning process in the early 1980s, still in use when he retired in 2000 as Assistant Director (Services).

Career Highlights
Education: BSc, Graduate Diploma in Meteorology, Graduate Diploma in Management. Joined the Bureau of Meteorology as a cadet meteorologist in Sydney in February 1960 and subsequently worked in most states and territories as well as in Antarctica and Papua New Guinea. His career covered the full spectrum of the Bureau's activities, including operational service provision, research and development, technical systems infrastructure, corporate planning, and executive management. Prior to taking up the position of Assistant Director (Services), he held various senior officer appointments including Regional Director (Northern Territory), Head of Program Planning, Coordination and Information, Head of the Weather Satellite Program, and a temporary appointment as Assistant Director (Communications and Computing). Neal was Chair of the World Meteorological Organization's International Working Group on Satellites, and co-chair of the Australia-Japan Joint Committee on Meteorological Satellites and the Australia-China Joint Committee on Meteorological Satellites.
Online Sources
See Also

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 10 May 2001
Modified: 25 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
Disclaimer, Copyright and Privacy Policy
Submit any comments, questions, corrections and additions
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 26 February 2007

[ Foundation Supporter - National Council for the Centenary of Federation ]
[ Top of page | Bright Sparcs Home | Browse | Search ]