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Our board

The following people are appointed as Board members or attend Board meetings for the current term.

Members of the Board  

 

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Mrs Narelle Underwood

President of BOSSI
Surveyor General of NSW

Narelle Underwood is Surveyor-General of NSW and president of BOSSI. A major role within State Government she is responsible for the leadership and regulation of the land and mining surveying profession and plays a key advocacy role in the geospatial industry. Narelle is also the Executive Director Spatial Services, part of the NSW Department of Customer Service, where they work at the intersection of technology and regulation to protect the integrity of the State cadastre and deliver foundation spatial data services for the benefit of the community, business and government.

Narelle chairs the BOSSI Finance & Audit and Discipline committees and is a BOSSI examiner.

A graduate of UNSW, Narelle has nearly 20 years’ experience across land development, infrastructure delivery, government policy and regulation having worked in both private industry and NSW public service. 

Narelle is a champion for women in leadership and STEM based careers. She was featured in the 2018 BLAZE Working Women, Public Leaders exhibition and was also listed in the inaugural NSW Top 50 Public Sector Women. In 2019 she was announced as a winner of the Emerging Leader in the Government or Public Sector category of the national Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards for her influence, leadership and contribution to the community.



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Mr David Job

NSW Public Service (Office of the Registrar General)

David Job is currently the Director Cadastral Integrity in the Office of the Registrar General (ORG) with over 35 years extensive experience in cadastral boundary surveying in NSW.

As Director of Cadastral Integrity in the Office of the Registrar General (ORG), one of his roles as a Regulator is to oversee the operations of the privatized NSW Land Registry Services to ensure the integrity of the survey cadastre and maintain public confidence in the Torrens Title register.

David was the former Principal Cadastral Surveyor at LPI for 7 years and had been employed there as a registered surveyor since 1993. He was the Registrar General’s nominee as an advisor to the BOSSI on cadastral matters.

David is currently a member of the BOSSI, as the nominee of the Public Service. He is also the Chief Examiner for the BOSSI candidate exams

 



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Anthony Margetts

Representing Minister for Mineral Resources

Anthony is currently the Principal Inspector for Mining Engineering for the NSW Resources Regulator and has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry.  His qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and a Mine Managers’ Certificate of Competency.

In his current role, Anthony leads a team that oversee approvals and submissions from the NSW mining industry relating to the NSW WHS Legislation and the NSW Explosives Legislation.

Previously Anthony has held multiple roles in the mining industry across Australia, ranging from mining engineering through to senior leadership roles.



Ms Katie Wallace

Representing Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation

Katie Wallace is a qualified lawyer and maintains a current practising certificate. Katie is the Manager of the Disciplinary Action Unit in NSW Fair Trading and delegated decision maker for disciplinary action for the Commissioner for Fair Trading, Department of Customer Service. 

Katie has worked for the NSW Government for over 18 years and has experience in undertaking disciplinary action, criminal prosecutions, civil litigation and investigations. 

Katie holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Social Psychology and Social Research), a Diploma of Management, Certification Short Course, Certificate IV in Government Investigations, Certificate III in Corporate Investigations and Certificate III in Investigation Report Writing.



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Mr Charles Fransen

Institution of Surveyors NSW

Charles Fransen completed his Bachelor of Surveying degree at UNSW in 1985. Working for 4 years in private practice based in Sydney CBD,he moved to Albury in 1990 for “temporary” rural surveying experience. Enjoying the regional lifestyle and rural working environment, he is still based in Albury.

Charles obtained his Certificate of Competency and registration as a Land Surveyor in 1991. He worked in private practice until 2016, when he accepted employment at Albury City Council. Apart from his work as a registered Land Survey, his work now also includes the management of Crown and Council land, assisting in Geographic Information System (GIS) maintenance, Aboriginal Land Claim assessments, and historic land status investigations. Charles also has experience in defining the NSW/Victoria state border.

He has taught basic surveying to Building and Construction students at Riverina TAFE in Albury, and assisted in survey camps for Diploma of Surveying students

Charles has been a past chairman of the Murray Group of the Institution of Surveyors (NSW & Vic), and has been a director of ISNSW from 2014-2021.

Charles is also a Native Title Manager, recognised under theCrown Land Management Act 2016.  



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Ms Victoria Tester

Institution of Surveyors NSW

Vicki Tester is a Registered Land Surveyor with over a decade of experience in the industry.  She represents the Institution of Surveyors NSW on the Board and is a Fellow of that Institution.

Vicki works in private industry where she is a partner at SDG. She is involved with a wide variety of projects including strata and stratum subdivisions and large greenfield developments and is heavily involved with training of the companies graduate surveyors and BOSSI Candidates.

Vicki is widely engaged in the profession being involved with various committees including being a member of the ISNSW SP&L Committee and chair of the EISSI Committee. She is also an examiner for the BOSSI candidate exams.

  

 

 



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Nicolas Tucker

Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Ltd

Nicolas Tucker is a Registered Mining (Unrestricted) Surveyor in New South Wales. He is currently the Senior Surveyor at an underground coal mine in the Illawarra region. Nicolas has over ten years’ experience with open-cut and underground coal mines, subsidence & infrastructure management and monitoring.

He is passionate about collaboration for continuous improvement of survey methodologies and utilising new technology to do so. 

Nicolas completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying & Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2008, completed his registration in 2012 and was awarded the Clarence Smith Jefferies Award. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining Surveyors (AIMS), a member of the Land & Mining Committee and an examiner for the BOSSI Candidate exams.

 

 

  



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Dr Lloyd Pilgrim

University of Newcastle 

Dr Pilgrim is the Head of the Discipline of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Environmental Engineering at The University of Newcastle.  He is the Program Convener for the Bachelor of Surveying undergraduate Degree programs at The University of Newcastle, and is a member of the Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW).

He holds a Bachelor of Surveying  (Hons 1) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Surveying) from The university of Newcastle.

Dr Pilgrim has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors of the surveying profession, including the management of a consulting survey practice in Sydney. He has also held academic appointments at The University of Sydney and The University of Newcastle.  Prior to his current academic appointment Dr Pilgrim was the Corporate Risk Manager for an international surveying and spatial information organisation.

 

 



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Ms Roshni Sharma

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute 

Roshni Sharma is an experienced spatial professional with FrontierSI. In addition to being a BOSSI board member, she is a board member of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Chair of the Hunter Environmental Institute. She is dedicated to furthering the Australian geospatial industry, taking an active role in hosting a number of webinars and events, as well as in the organisation of several national and international conferences.

Roshni is an advocate for women in STEMM, and is one of 80 women selected internationally to join Homeward Bound 5. She is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the industry, contributing the Diversity and Inclusion Network, and running the SSSI Mentoring Program as Chair of the SSSI National Young Professionals.

Roshni holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) from UoN, Master of Science (Geosciences) from USYD and Master of Science and Technology (Spatial Information) from UNSW.

 

 



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Mr Michael Lamont

Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW

Michael Lamont is a practising registered land surveyor with almost 40 years’ experience behind him, mainly working in the Mid-North and North Coast regions of the state.  He holds a GraduateDiploma in Urban & Regional Planning and is the Managing Director ofResource Design & Management (RDM), a multi-disciplinary company based inCoffs Harbour.

He acknowledges that the surveying and spatial environment in which we work is in a constant state of change.  The future is certainly going to be digital and he wants to ensure that surveyors and their businesses remain agile and prepared to meet the challenges ahead. 

Michael is a past President of the Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW and has been heavily involved in the delivery of the Town Planning workshops undertaken by them for candidate surveyors aspiring to become registered.  He has also been an active long-term member of the Institution of Surveyors and their North Coast Group.

 



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Ms Brittany Dahl

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

Brittany Dahl is a recognised spatial professional with NGIS. Brittany has led delivery of custom spatial software and training for a variety of users in emergency management, utilities, agricultural, and environmental planning sectors.

Brittany is an advocate for digital transformation and is passionate about building a meaningful and sustainable future through spatial information. She is a STEM coach working with two high schools, and is an active SSSI member involved as an event speaker and regional committee member.

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) Advanced (Honours) from the Australian National University, and is a Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance.

 

 

 

  



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Mr Thomas Casey

The Institute of Surveyors NSW

Tom Casey is a Registered Surveyor and Principal of Casey Surveying and Design at Parkes. He is a nominee to the Board from the Institution of Surveyors NSW. 
 
He has nearly 30 years involvement in the surveying profession and has spent time in the public sector as a Surveyor and Property Manager and in the private sector running his country practice since 2007. 
 
Much of Tom’s experience is based on road and bridge infrastructure projects in the west and far-west of NSW.  His experience sees him specialise in geospatial and control surveys, rural land surveys and construction surveying. 
 
Tom is the immediate past chair of the Central West Group ISNSW, has been a regular presenter at CPD events in recent years, presents at the ISNSW Candidate workshops and is a member of the BOSSI examination panel.



 Advisors / observers

 

    

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Thomas Grinter

NSW Deputy Surveyor General

Thomas Grinter is the NSW Deputy Surveyor-General and an advisor on the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information. Thomas joined the surveying profession in 2005 and has been working in various roles within NSW government for the last 14 years. Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Surveying, a Master’s Degree in Engineering and is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Law.



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Greg Ledwidge

Surveyor General of the ACT

Greg Ledwidge was appointed as ACT Surveyor-General in February 2022. Greg has been involved with surveying and the profession for 33 years. Greg’s experience has been split almost equally between the private and public sectors. Greg has work mostly in the ACT, but also in NSW, Thailand and Laos. Since joining the ACT government in 2004 spent 12 years as the senior plan examiner and was appointed the Deputy Surveyor-General of the ACT in 2018.

The ACT Office of the Surveyor-General and Land Information and BOSSI work together on several shared responsibilities under a MOU. Hence Greg attends BOSSI meetings as an observer and is a member of the Land and Mining Commission, Professional Audit and Investigation Committee and the Training Committee.

Greg is a member of the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) and the Combined Reciprocating Surveyors Boards of Australia and New Zealand (CRSBANZ). He is the Chair of the ACT Survey Practice Advisory Committee and is the Co-Chair of the ACT Place Names Committee.

In his role as Surveyor-General, Greg is keen to address the big issues such as implementing Automatic Deemed Registration, growing the number of surveyors and give all surveyors a recognised role in our industry. 



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Mr Gavin Watson

Young Surveyor Advisor

Gavin Watson is a dual Registered Land and Mining (unrestricted) Surveyor in NSW. He is currently a Senior Registered Land Surveyor for Mcglashan & Crisp a division of Craig and Rhodes, a multi-disciplinary land development consulting company servicing the growing Mid North Coast.

Gavin progressed from the TAFE NSW Diploma of Surveying to the University of New South Wales Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, graduating in 2011 with First Class Honours. He has over fifteen years of experience in a variety of urban, rural, strata, community title, construction and mine survey projects having worked for a large mining company, small and medium size land development consultancies. He is a member of the Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW) and the Australian Institute of Mining Surveyors (AIMS).

Gavin is an advocate for young surveyors entering this wonderful profession and enjoys mentoring graduate surveyors on their journey to registration..





 

Registrar

 

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Ms Kate Wilkinson

Registrar of BOSSI

Kate Wilkinson is the Registrar of BOSSI, appointed in May 2022.

With more than 10 years’ experience working at Spatial Services in the GIS environment, Kate has a thorough knowledge of the organisation’s business objectives and strategies. Skilled in stakeholder engagement and customer service, Kate has extensive experience working across all areas of Spatial Services with a focus on product and service development.

In her role as BOSSI Registrar, Kate’s commitment to strong stakeholder engagement is one of the many skills she brings, alongside her passion for continuous improvement of business operations and implementation of best practice standards and development across the surveying industry.

In addition to a comprehensive understanding of the spatial sector’s needs and priorities, Kate has qualifications that include; Certificate IV in Spatial Information, Advanced Diploma of Business, Advanced Diploma of Management and Advanced Diploma of Human Resources Management. 



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