Dr. Anthony Rea is the Director of the Infrastructure Department at WMO. The Department covers global coordination of observations, data exchange and modelling across the domains of weather, climate, water, oceans and the cryosphere. Dr Rea has a PhD in satellite meteorology from RMIT University and a masters of Public Administration from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. During his PhD studies he worked on operational satellite applications in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology including sea surface temperatures and atmospheric motion vectors. Subsequent to this, Dr Rea undertook a variety of roles in the Bureau of Meteorology, as national manager of the observations program, where he led a significant organizational change, and in the corporate area where he was responsible for government relations and communications. Immediately prior to joining WMO he was the Chief Data Officer for the Bureau of Meteorology.