Location: Melbourne, Australia
What is your work profile and what does your workday look like? Are you working on a particular fun project?
I manage the operation of the 1Spatial Australia office, where we offer software solutions for our customers. Our services include the provision of software, 1Spatial and FME, as well as support, training and consulting services for these products. I have the pleasure of working with a small but dedicated team of highly professional people that ensure that we are successful at what we do. The team and the type of work that we do makes it exciting to go to work each day and provides a never-ending stream of challenges.
I have been involved in the Spatial industry since 1980 and have undertaken a variety of projects and roles from traditional Land Surveying, Data Systems Management, Information Technology Manager, Sales Consultant, Marketing, Business Development, Sales Management and currently the Country Manager for 1Spatial Australia. In this time I have travelled extensively to over 40 countries around the world to every continent except South America.
Fun fact about yourself? I have a wonderful family that keep me grounded which includes my lovely wife Karen and three children, Kurt, Aiden and Elise. As the Surveying and Spatial industry is a passion for me, I have and continue to be heavily involved in the professional bodies that represent this profession for over 30 years. The bodies included the then Institution of Surveyors Australia and now as a Fellow and foundation member of Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute where I am the Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee.
On a totally non-business tangent, I am a choc-a-holic and love a Guinness or three.
When not working what is it that you like doing? I enjoy going for long walks along the foreshore of where I live, arranging and going on holidays with the family, spending time with friends, watching Sci-Fi movies and the F1.