In June 2020, ECMWF’s Council unanimously elected Gen.Isp. G.A. Silvio Cau of Italy as its President and Dr Daniel Gellens of Belgium as its Vice-President. Gen. Isp. G.A. Cau is the Head of the Italian National Meteorological Service and Dr Gellens is the Director-General a.i. of the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute. Gen. Isp. G.A. Cau was previously the Council’s Vice-President. He succeeds Juhani Damski, who was elected to the post of President in December 2019 but had to step down as he is leaving the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Council President and Vice-President appointments are for a one-year term of office with the possibility of re-election no more than twice in succession.