Board

The following Directors have been elected as members of the SSSI Board for the 2016/17 period. The SSSI Board is responsible for the governance, strategic planning, fiduciary oversight and monitoring delivery against the SSSI Strategic Plan.

 

Members of the SSSI Board comprises the President; one Director elected from each of the eight (8) Regions by the members in those Regions; the Chair of the National Hydrography Commission and one Member (observer) from the Young Professional’s National Committee. The Former President will also be a Director up until the next Director elections in August 2017

 

 

 

Members of the SSSI Board

Gabriel van Wyk – President

Gabriel van Wyk – President

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...

Bernard O’Sullivan – Former President

Bernard O’Sullivan – Former President

Bernard O?Sullivan, General Manager of Survey Results, based in Perth, Western Australia has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has collaborated with some of Australia?s leading companies as an Engineering Surveying on various high profile projects across WA. Bernard?s outstanding achievements in the field of Engineering Surveying have seen him recently recognised as the 2014 WA Young Professional of the Year at the WA Spatial Excellence Awards. He has also been the worthy recipient of the 2013 Services to the WA Surveying and Spatial Services Commu...

Mike Stapleton – Director (ACT)

Mike Stapleton – Director (ACT)

Mike Stapleton has over 30 years Surveying experience. He graduated in South Africa and spent his first 10 years as a surveyor in that country before migrating to Australia in 1988.He has been employed in both the private and public sectors and is currently a partner in the Canberra based Surveying company, Landdata Surveys. Previous employers include Eskom (electricity commission in South Africa), Baulkham Hills Shire Council, Lean Lackenby and Hayward (Bowral), W.L Backhouse Pty Ltd (Sydney), Fisher Stewart and Earthtech (Canberra).He has served on the committees of the Eastern Cape Institut...

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed–Ghouse – Director (NSW)

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed–Ghouse – Director (NSW)

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...

Rob Sarib – Director (NT)

Rob Sarib – Director (NT)

Supervising Surveyor of the Office of the Surveyor General, with the NT Government?s Department of Lands Planning and the Environment. Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science ? Survey and Mapping from Curtin University of Technology, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management received from the Flinders University. He has been registered as a Licensed Surveyor in the NT since 1991. Rob was an active member of the FIG Commission 5 for 12 years, and the NT delegate on the ICSM ? Permanent Committee on Geodesy up to 2015. He is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Surve...

Lee Hellen – Director (QLD)

Lee Hellen – Director (QLD)

Lee a Registered Surveyor with Cadastral and Consulting Endorsement in Queensland and Registered Licensed Surveyor in the Northern territory. Lee is the owner and founder of Land Solution Australia Pty Limited, a private industry leader is Surveying and Spatial science. An innovator and business leader, Lee has served on numerous SSSI and SIBA boards and committees over the last 12 years. He has received several individual and industry awards for excellence in Surveying and Spatial Science for his work in this industry since 2007. Lee has formal qualifications at a bachelor and post graduate c...

Franco Rea – Director (SA)

Franco Rea – Director (SA)

Franco has extensive experience in the surveying industry in both SA and WA. Franco was a recipient of the Sydney John Stokes Award, (awarded by the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of Western Australia) and is currently a Director of Alexander Symonds. Within this role, Franco is responsible for many Engineering, Land Development and Mining projects and specialises in Laser Scanning. Franco also specialises in Dimensional Control Surveys and has vast experience in Industrial Metrology and Dimension control Surveys for the offshore oil/gas, aeronautical, manufacturing, and Fabrication Industries...

Alex Leith – Director (TAS)

Alex Leith – Director (TAS)

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 a...

Kerry Smyth – Director (WA)

Kerry Smyth – Director (WA)

Kerry has over 30 years experience in the Spatial Sciences professions including technical, management, operational and strategic roles. Until recently held 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 well-establ...

Richard Cullen – Director (HC)

Richard Cullen – Director (HC)

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...

Richard Syme – National YP Committee (Observer)

Jonathan Saxon – Company Secretary

Jonathan Saxon – Company Secretary

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 â?? 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...

 

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