2020 Speaker Profile

Narelle Underwood

NSW Surveyor-General and Director of Survey Operations at Spatial Services, a division of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

 

Narelle is responsible for leadership and regulation of the land and mining surveying profession and plays a key advocacy role in the spatial industry in NSW. 

As Surveyor-General, she is the President of the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BOSSI), Chair of the Geographical Names Board (GNB), NSW Surveying Taskforce and the Surveying and Mapping Industry Council.
 

Craig Sandy

Craig Sandy is the Surveyor-General of Victoria, he is the primary government authority on surveying and registration of property boundaries. He is a promoter of the need for good mental health within his branch and more broadly in the surveying profession. He has a focus on Mental Health and the links between this and Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Craig is a volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help.

Dione Bilick

Dione is the first woman to be appointed as Surveyor-General of Western Australia since the establishment of the role in 1829. She is responsible for overseeing the integrity of plans and surveys that underpin WA's land and property information.

Ms Bilick has a mine surveying background and is a member of the Land Surveyors Licensing Board which ensures the standard of licensed land surveyors for the Western Australian community.

 

n 2017 she was named the Spatial Professional of the Year for her impact on the industry.

Michael Giudici

Michael was appointed Surveyor-General of Tasmania in August 2013. He has spent the majority of his career in the private sector, most recently as a director of Lester Franks, a national surveying and spatial information consultancy. His career also includes a variety of management roles across the public and industry sectors.

Michael is Past President of the Institute of Surveyors Tasmania, past President of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), a Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and a member of the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board. Michael was winner of the Service to the Spatial Community Award at the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards in 2007

Jim Sloan

Currently working as Director of Surveys in Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

 

Jim is working on legislative and policy issues and working with Cadastre QLD Transformation on issues associated with modernising the cadastre.

 

He is a member of ICSM PCC working group. Extensive experience in Indigenous land tenures in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Michael Burdett

Michael spent the larger part of his career in the private sector. Through this he gained experience in mining, infrastructure, building and land development which took him right across South Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

It was in the land development area that Michael found his specialisation; working in broad acre, medium and high density housing and mixed use high rise development.

It is this interest that led him to the role of Surveyor-General of South Australia in 2012, where he is responsible for the state’s cadastral integrity, the geodetic framework, much of the foundational spatial data management and for planning research.

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown has been the Surveyor-General of the ACT for four years. He has been part of the surveying and spatial profession for over 40 years and is a Registered Surveyor in both NSW and the ACT. The majority of Jeff’s career has been in private practice, including managing his
own business for 23 years based initially in Canberra then Queanbeyan and Yass. During his
career, Jeff has worked on projects in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory having held Registration /Licences in Victoria, Queensland and NT.


The Office of the Surveyor-General and Land Information regulates the surveying profession, maintains the survey control infrastructure, allocates place names and addresses and manages the Spatial Data Management System (SDMS). The position of Surveyor-General involves Jeff in many forums and committees at the local ACT, NSW state, federal and SE Asian level.

Rob Sarib

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 Surveyors Board of NT for Licensed or Registered surveyors.

Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson is Executive Director, Spatial Services. He is responsible for the State’s geodetic and positioning infrastructure and for its spatial and mapping functions.

Bruce has twenty-five years’ experience in the spatial sector, in the Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales governments. He is the Chair of the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC) and a Director of PSMA Australia.

Michael Giudici

Michael was appointed Surveyor-General of Tasmania in August 2013. He has spent the majority of his career in the private sector, most recently as a director of Lester Franks, a national surveying and spatial information consultancy. His career also includes a variety of management roles across the public and industry sectors.

Michael is Past President of the Institute of Surveyors Tasmania, past President of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), a Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and a member of the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board. Michael was winner of the Service to the Spatial Community Award at the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards in 2007

Jim Sloan

Currently working as Director of Surveys in Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

 

Jim is working on legislative and policy issues and working with Cadastre QLD Transformation on issues associated with modernising the cadastre.

 

He is a member of ICSM PCC working group. Extensive experience in Indigenous land tenures in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Michael Burdett

Michael spent the larger part of his career in the private sector. Through this he gained experience in mining, infrastructure, building and land development which took him right across South Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

It was in the land development area that Michael found his specialisation; working in broad acre, medium and high density housing and mixed use high rise development.

It is this interest that led him to the role of Surveyor-General of South Australia in 2012, where he is responsible for the state’s cadastral integrity, the geodetic framework, much of the foundational spatial data management and for planning research.

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