Committee

2014 VIC Regional Committee Members

  1.  Werner Hennecke, Chair
  2. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, Past Chair
  3. Andrea Hughes, Secretary
  4. Lindsay Perry, Land Surveying Commission Chair
  5. Nikolaas Kostraby, Spatial Information & Cartography Commission Chair
  6. Chris Bellman, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission Chair
  7. Leah Hutchins, Young Professionals Chair

General Representatives

  1. Frazer Wilson, General Representative
  2. Jeff Clarke, General Representative
  3. Michael Zatorsky, General Representative
  4. Mohsen Kalantari, General Representative
  5. Maree Platt, General Representative
  6. Thierry Demathieu, General Representative

 

National Representatives

  1. Andrej Mocicka, Land Surveying Commission
  2. Jessica Davies, Spatial Information & Cartography Commission

Special Interest Groups

  1. Lindsay Perry, National Heritage

Committee Profiles

Past Victorian Chair – Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed–Ghouse

 Past Victorian Chair – Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed–Ghouse

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse is a Principal Consultant at GHD, Australia. He has been serving on the SSSI Victorian regional committee for the past five years.?? Zaffar holds a pivotal role as an advisor to various National and International spatial organisations.? Zaffar has published 40 research papers and represents Australia on the ISO Technical Committee for Geoinformation and Geomatics. He is also a member of several boards and technical committees at a National and International level. Zaffar has published research papers at International and National levels focusing on...

SSSI Vic Secretary – Andrea Hughes

SSSI Vic Secretary – Andrea Hughes

Starting in a government agency focussed on conservation and recreation,?Andrea?quickly moved onto local government before launching into the world of consulting as an employee at one of the largest employee-owned professional services organisations in the Asia-Pacific area. Successfully leading the GIS based business area, she was approached in late 2008 to establish a new enterprise spatial capability at Australia Post. ? During her career at Australia Post,?Andrea?been involved in strategic initiatives with a spatial component, spanning many areas of the business....

Lindsay Perry – Land Surveying Commission Chair and History & Heritage Special Interest Group Convenor

Lindsay Perry – Land Surveying Commission Chair and History & Heritage Special Interest Group Convenor

Lindsay is a surveying graduate from RMIT, a Licensed Surveyor in Victoria, a Fellow of SSSI and also holds a Grad Diploma in Environment & Planning. ? He has had nearly 40 years experience in the surveying and mapping industry, working on a variety of infrastructure and land development projects and has operated his own practice for the last thirty years. ? He has served on a number of industry representation committees and is an advocate of seizing every opportunity for simplifying the planning and subdivision process, to enable easier access to land ownership for younger g...

Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission Chair – Chris Bellman

Young Professionals Commission Chair – Leah Hutchins

Young Professionals Commission Chair – Leah Hutchins

Leah Hutchins joined the SSSI as a general committee member on the Young Professionals Committee in 2012, and was recently elected Chair of the YP Committee. Leah enjoys the challenge of running relevant, informative, and interesting events to benefit the spatial community and to foster collaboration and networking. ? Leah spent five years working with a consulting engineering company in Melbourne before moving to Bendigo in 2012, where she now works with Coliban Water. Leah has almost 10 years of experience in spatial data management, consulting, spatial analysis, GPS form design and d...

Victorian Chair – Werner Hennecke

Victorian Chair – Werner Hennecke

Werner Hennecke is a Geographer by training. He has more than 15 years experience in the application of GIS in a range of disciplines, predominantly in in the coastal environment. Werner holds a Master of Science in Physical (coastal) Geography from the Christian-Albrecht University, Kiel (Germany) and a PhD from the University of Sydney. He has worked as a GIS Lecturer in New South Wales and Tasmania, in the Victorian State Government and is currently working as a GIS consultant for Cardno in Melbourne.

Barbara Best – Victorian Operations Manager

Barbara Best – Victorian Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager for the Victorian region,?Barbara provides operational support to the Victorian members, Sustaining Partners, the National Land Surveying Commission, and manages all events held throughout Victoria. She spent nine years at Yarra Valley Water in the areas of GIS and risk management. Prior to that, she worked for ESRI AU, Geometry, and SST Australia. She enjoys working collaboratively with geospatial professionals to advance common goals for the industry as a whole. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Science in Geo...

SSSI Vic General Rep – Maree Platt

SSSI Vic General Rep – Maree Platt

After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Cartography) at RMIT I have been employed with various sections within Victorian Government including forests, public land, agriculture, soils, fire, biodiversity and IT. Roles have covered areas including data management, knowledge management, map production, map and publication standards, policy, quality assurance and support.

SSSI Vic General Rep – Jeff Clarke

SSSI Vic General Rep – Jeff Clarke

Jeff Clarke has extensive experience in GIS business consulting, Land Administration and Surveying.? From a diverse experience of cadastral, and geodetic surveying he has project- managed many spatial information and business reform projects and advanced to a senior management position with Reeds Consulting Pty Ltd. ? Professional experience includes over 10 years as a business leader and management consultant within the spatial information industry, 10 years as a land administration specialist working on public sector business reforms and close to 30 years as a Licensed Surveyor....

 

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