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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   

Narelle Underwood - Image

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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Mr David Byrne

Representing the Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading

David Byrne is a highly experienced investigation manager with a comprehensive background in policing and correctional services. For more than 20 years he served in the NSW Police Force and was Commander, Corrective Services Investigation Unit before moving to Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) as General Manager, CSNSW Investigations. 

Previously, he has investigated allegations of serious and criminal conduct involving CSNSW employees and also crimes that occurred in NSW Correctional centres. 

In 2013 David was appointed Fair Trading, Director of Investigation tasked with investigating serious and complex matters associated with Australian Consumer Law and the Motor Dealer and Vehicle Repairers Act. In this role, he also delt with property-related matters including criminal fraud relating to trust accounts of licensed real estate agents, breaches of liquor, gaming and casino legislation as well as behaviour associated with building industry.



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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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Mrs Victoria Colombage

Institution of Surveyors NSW

Vicki Colombage 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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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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Mrs Brittany Baker

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

Brittany Baker 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.


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Mr Peter Sergeant

Representing Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors

Peter Sergeant is a Registered Land and Mining Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience working in surveying consultancies and mining companies on land development, transport infrastructure, construction and mining projects, including fulfilling statutory appointments as Mine Surveyor at several underground and opencut coal mines.

A graduate of the University of Newcastle, Peter has been an active member of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) since 2002 and has served in numerous roles including as Secretary and as a Director. Since 2011, Peter has been an Examiner of Mine Surveying candidates with BOSSI, he has also served on the BOSSI Spatial Information Committee and is currently a member of the BOSSI Land & Mining Committee.

Peter is a partner at SEAM Spatial, a consulting company operating in the resources, construction, infrastructure and land development sectors and is Manager of the NSW region.



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Mrs Chris McAlister

University of Southern Queensland

Chris McAlister is a Professional Fellow (Surveying) in the School of Surveying and Built Environment at the University of Southern Queensland. She is the lead academic for First Year Student Experience and Student Employability, developing initiatives and programs to ensure innovative learning and teaching practices, and positive student experiences.

Chris is a UNSW graduate, with postgraduate qualifications in Surveying and Education, specialising in tertiary teaching. Her current areas of research include GNSS, evaluating the efficacy of STEM programs as an intervention to promote surveying as a professional career opportunity, and inclusive teaching pedagogies as they apply to surveying, spatial science and engineering.

With 20 years of experience in surveying and spatial sciences across private sector, local and state governments, and education, Chris has served on a variety of professional boards, and is dedicated to the inclusive and collaborative education of surveyors and spatial scientists.




 Advisors / observers

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Mr Thomas Grinter

NSW Deputy Surveyor General

Thomas Grinter is the NSW Deputy Surveyor-General, Director of Survey Operations at DCS-Spatial Services 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 15 years.

Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Surveying, a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Law. Thomas is the NSW representative on the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (ICSM), the current Chair of the Surveying & Mapping Industry Council of NSW (SMIC) and the NSW Surveying Taskforce. 



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Mr 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 Rick Williams

Young Surveyor Advisor

Rick Williams has been an outstanding young member of the surveying industry for almost a decade. He graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Surveying & Civil Engineering in 2018 and became a registered land surveyor in 2020. Rick previously worked in private consulting, recently joining the public service sector for a western region-based role with Transport for NSW.

Awarded the 2021 ISNSW Young Surveyor of the Year, Rick was recognised for his contribution to the surveying profession in the early parts of his career. He was also named Hunter Manning Group Professional Surveyor of the Year 2022 for his involvement on the committee and his dedication to local surveying community.

Outside of work, Rick has been in the Australian Army Reserve for 10 years as a Combat Engineer and has utilised his survey skills and knowledge on deployments in Malaysia, as part of the Black Summer NSW bushfire response and the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program in East Arnhem Land Northern Territory.



 

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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