Membership of the Institute will additionally be divided into Commissions, representing the professional divisions within the spatial sciences.


The Commission Committee is composed of Commission Representatives from the Regional Committees, electing a Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer from within the Committee for the Consultative Council.


The role of the Commission Committee is to formulate and discuss policy for the Commission and to advise the Directors on matters relating to the Commission.



SSSI Commission Chairs

Hydrography Richard Cullen

Hydrography  Richard Cullen

Richard is a Level 1 Certified Hydrographic Surveyor and has experience in data validation of third party survey information, environmental surveys for reclamation and dredging, storage dam surveys for volumes, areas and infrastructure planning. Independent client representative activities and water resource planning. He has managed and conducted the validation and assessment of incoming hydrographic data in preparation for use in nautical charts at the Australian Hydrographic Office. The survey quality of this data for use in charting is particularly crucial and it is essential t...

Spatial Information & Cartography Hanno Klahn

Engineering & Mining Surveying – Bernard O’Sullivan

Engineering & Mining Surveying – Bernard O’Sullivan

Bernard O'Sullivan, General Manager of Survey Results, based in Perth Western Australia, has had over 15 years' experience in the Civil and Construction Industry. He has collaborated with some of Australia's leading companies on projects including the Woodman Point Egg-Shaped Digester which was awarded a Spatial Excellence Award in 2010. In 2012 Bernard was awarded the SSSI's Presidents Award for his exemplary service to the institute and profession and in 2013 he received an award for his Service to the WA Surveying and Spatial Sciences Community. His most recent award was this year, 2014, we...

Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry – Craig Smith

Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry – Craig Smith

Craig Smith is a Project Leader at the Australian Centre for Remote Sensing (ACRES), Geoscience Australia. He has nearly 20 years experience in satellite remote sensing projects at ACRES. His work involves managing projects and providing advice on a wide range of technical and business matters relating to satellite image data products generated from ACRES archive of time series data. He is also the Leader of the CRC Spatial Information Research Project, Automatic Near Real-Time Thematic Mapping based on MODIS. His tertiary education includes a Bachelor of Surveying, University of NSW,...

Land Surveying – Lindsay Perry

Land Surveying – Lindsay Perry

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 generation...


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