Consultative Council

The SSSI Consultative Council manages membership, professional matters and professional development, certification and service delivery.

 

Members of the Consultative Council include all members of the Board, as well as the Chairperson or representative from: each Institute Commission Committee; each Regional Committee, the Young Professionals Institute Committee; and a representative of the Young Professionals, elected from general Institute membership.

 

Members of the SSSI Consultative Council

Bernard O’Sullivan – President and EMS Commission Representative

Bernard O’Sullivan – President and EMS Commission Representative

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...

Gabriel van Wyk – President Elect and NSW Region Representative

Gabriel van Wyk – President Elect and NSW Region Representative

Gaby was elected Chair of the NSW Regional Committee from July 2012. J. Gabriel van Wyk started his career as a geographer, and very early on moved into GIS. He now has more than 25 years experience in GIS. He has worked for several large organisations and on many international projects. He lectured in Geographical Information science at the University of Pretoria. He has extensive knowledge in development and integration of of corporate and mission critical systems. He has extensive experience in data management (spatial and non-spatial), systems analysis and project management. He is the pas...

Jonathan Saxon – Treasurer

Jonathan Saxon – Treasurer

Jonathan Saxon is the Managing Director of Clement & Reid trading as Project Surveyors. Jonathan is a Registered Land Surveyor in NSW since 1993, and holds a Bachelor of Surveying Degree from UNSW (1988).Jonathan also has a Masters of Management degree from Macquarie Graduate School of Management; a world ranked Management School, and a part of Macquarie University, which he obtained in 2001.Jonathan has been primarily employed in the private sector as a Surveyor since graduation, and has been managing his current business since 1995, as one of 3 directors.His areas of expertise include Ge...

Matthew Fry – QLD Region Representative

Matthew Fry – QLD Region Representative

Having working in the spatial industry for over 15 years, I have experience in many areas including Computer Aided Drafting, Geographic Information Systems, Information Technology, project management, information management, and team leadership. Beginning my career as a graduate IT programmer at Queensland Rail in 2000, my role entailed providing supporting for many of Queensland Rail?s engineers and technical staff. My experience grew considerably over the 8 years at Queensland Rail as I took on new roles such as Spatial Programmer Analyst, IT project manager, IT strategic adviser and G...

Kerry Smyth – WA Region Representative

Kerry Smyth – WA Region Representative

Kerry has over 30 years experience in the Spatial Sciences professions including technical, management, operational and strategic roles. Currently she holds a senior advisory position in the WA Department of Planning, primarily coordinating stakeholder demands for across government collaboration in the use of geographic information science and technology. Kerry's strength is in the diversity of her working career with senior level experience in customer service, marketing, project and contract management, procurement, plus financial, human resource and asset management. Kerry has a we...

Franco Rea – SA Region Representative

Franco Rea – SA Region Representative

A Director of South Australian-based surveying consultancy Alexander Symonds, I have more than 25 years of experience in the Australian surveying industry. A licensed surveyor, I am responsible for many engineering, land development and mining projects. I specialise in laser scanning and dimensional control surveys, and I am heavily involved in the training of surveying graduates at Alexander Symonds. My expertise covers field surveys in both the land development and engineering sectors for private and government clients, as well as feature surveys, subdivisions, lease surveys and cadastral,...

Werner Hennecke – VIC Region Representative

Werner Hennecke  – VIC Region Representative

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....

Alex Leith – Tasmania Region Representative

Alex Leith – Tasmania Region Representative

Alex Leith is currently the Chairman of the Tasmanian Regional Committee of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, as well as a member of the SSSI Board of Directors. Alex graduated with a degree in Surveying and Spatial Information Sciences with honours in 2011, and has since then worked in technical spatial roles. Alex is currently employed as a GIS Administrator at Glenorchy City Council, where he has been since 2012. Alex has a keen interest in technology and experience and expertise with a wide range of data, software and hardware related to spatial information. Alex has presented...

Greg Ledwidge – ACT Region Representative

Greg Ledwidge – ACT Region Representative

Lindsay Perry – LS Commission Representative

Lindsay Perry – LS Commission Representative

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 generations in th...

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed–Ghouse – SIC Commission Representative

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed–Ghouse – SIC Commission Representative

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse is the Director - NSW Business Development, Research & International Relations at the Australia New Zealand Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI). Zaffar holds a pivotal role as an adviser to various National and International spatial organisations. He has published 40 research papers and represents Australia on the ISO Technical Committee for Geoinformation and Geomatics. He has 18 years of experience working in Academia, Industry and Government. Zaffar has led successfully Multi-Million Dollar Spatial projects in Australia. He is als...

Craig Smith – RS&P Commission Representative

Craig Smith – RS&P Commission Representative

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, 1977; Reg...

Richard Cullen – Hydrography Commission Representative

Richard Cullen  – Hydrography Commission Representative

Industry representation has been conducted under the SSSI banner since 2005 via both the Hydrography Committee and AHSCP. While serving in the Navy, I represented the need for hydrography on behalf of the Commonwealth to an East Timor government delegation and have presented educational forums to South Pacific Island representatives during Navy hosted training seminars. I have provided professional input ISO Standards boards for the use of Terrestrial and Bathymetric LiDAR. Currently reviewing all of the NSW surveying Acts and Regulations in order to progress to candidate status in preparation...

Joel Dillon – YP Representative

Joel Dillon  – YP Representative

Joel Dillon is the GIS officer at the Indigenous Land Corporation, based in Adelaide. A computer Science graduate from the University of Adelaide, Joel has had over 7 years experience working in the spatial industry in various roles.  Joel is the current chair of South Australia's Young Professionals, sits on the South Australia's regional committee, and is a member of the Office of Spatial Policy's Spatial Data Management Group and Indigenous Locations Sub-Group.

Alex Pescud – YP Representative

Jim Curnow – Company Secretary

Jim Curnow – Company Secretary

Jim, as a private practicing surveyor, has elevated the profession of surveying, devoted considerable energy and pride to his professional activities and has served the Institution of Surveyors, Australia at the highest level both in his state and nationally. He continues this by demonstrating the same level of exemplary dedication, commitment and service to the spatial community through his involvement with the spatial sciences institute and now the surveying and spatial sciences institute. Throughout his career, Jim Curnow has worked energetically and enthusiastically for the profession and...

 

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