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

A graduate of UNSW Narelle has over fifteen years’ experience across land development, urban, rural, and infrastructure survey projects having worked in both private industry and NSW public service. She is also chair of the Geographical Names Board (GNB), the Surveying and Mapping Industry Council (SMIC) and the NSW Surveying Task force.

Narelle is a champion for women in leadership and STEM based careers. In December 2018 Narelle was announced as one of 60 Superstars of STEM, a program run by Science and Technology Australia to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and engineers and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

In 2018 Narelle was listed in the inaugural NSW Top 50 Public Sector Women and was recently announced as a winner of the Emerging Leader in the Government or Public Sector category of the national Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.

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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 John Stacpoole

Representing Minister for Mineral Resources

John is a dual qualified geologist and mining engineer and has expertise in mining, geotechnical engineering, tailings dams and radiation safety.  His senior roles have included Inspector of mining engineering for the NSW Resource Regulator, Mine Manager at Cairn Hill Mine South Australia, Quarry Manger for Leighton’s Contractors and a Mines Inspector with the Department of Mines Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

John is a member of the Geology Society of Australia and is a Chartered Professional and Fellow of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

In addition to being a BOSSI board member, John is a Councilor for the Radiation Council of NSW, and a board Member for Dam safety NSW. John has previously been a committee member for the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, a Non-Executive Director for ASX listed Mindax Limited. John has a certificate of Corporate Governance. 





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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 of the Commissioner for Fair Trading, Department of Customer Service. 

Katie has worked for the NSW Government for over 15 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, Certificate III in Corporate Investigations and Certificate III in Investigation Report Writing.






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Mr Robert Harrison

Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc

Bob Harrison has been in surveying for 53 years in private practice, registered for 46 years. He was also a Licensed Surveyor in Queensland from 1976 – 2018.  In 1980 he established the practice of Harrison Friedmann & Associates Pty Ltd, of which he is the Managing Director.

He has held many positions on the Boards and Committees of the Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW), the Association of Consulting Surveyors and the Professional Surveyors Occupational Association since 1992.

Currently he is a Fellow of ISNSW and continues working as a land development consultant in the multi-disciplinary practice of Harrison Friedmann & Associates Pty Ltd.






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Ms Victoria Tester

Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc

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

Vicki worksin private industry where she is a partner at SDG. She is involved with a widevariety of projects including strata and stratum subdivisions and largegreenfield developments and is heavily involved with training of the companiesgraduate surveyors and BOSSI Candidates.

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




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Mr Peter Baxter

Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc

Mr Baxter is a practising registered land surveyor in NSW. He was registered in 1983 and has worked in Sydney and rural areas since registration. He is also a licensed strata manager and holds a Certificate IV in Government Investigation.

Mr Baxter is an Institution of Surveyors NSW elected representative and was appointed to BOSSI in 2016. He is a member of the Boards finance & audit committee, spatial information committee and professional audit and investigation committee. He is also an examiner at the Boards exams.

He has been employed in both the public and private sectors. He has a wide variety of experience including survey investigation, high rise, underground and open cut coal & hard rock mining, rural and urban subdivisions, strata and community title development, spatial information and GPS surveys. He has prepared numerous planning submissions including state significant development and Environmental Impact Statements.

He is currently a director of a charitable financial institution and is chairman of the not for profit ISNSW Benevolent Association. He has taught CAD & strata management at TAFE and is a regular presenter on a diverse range of topics at surveying and law seminars.




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Mr Christopher Moy

Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Ltd

Mr Moy is a registered (unrestricted) mine surveyor in NSW. He has over 30 years' experience in mine surveying and has had technical papers published in relation to mine survey control networks.

Mr Moy has been a member of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors since 2001 and a Director since 2007.

Mr Moy is also a member of the International Society for Mine Surveying and the recipient of a Certificate of Honour in 2019 for the great contribution and excellence in the development and enhancement of mine surveying on a global scale.

Mr Moy is also the General Manage for Technical Services/ Development for The Bloomfield Group, a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group.





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Dr Lloyd Pilgrim

University of Newcastle

Dr Pilgrim is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Newcastle.  He is the Program Convener for the Bachelor of Surveying undergraduate Degree programs at The University of Newcastle.  He is a member of the Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW), Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, and the Metrology Society of Australasia.

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 Mary-Ellen Feeney

Spatial Industries Business Association






Mary-Ellen is a technology specialist with 20 years experience developing, managing and delivering projects, as well as organisational and stakeholder capacity building.

Mary-Ellen has worked in federal government, academia, in the private sector and for local and state government clients. She specialises in project development, management and documentation of technical and data-based projects, strategic and technical capacity building, and multi-agency and discipline coordination.

Mary-Ellen has had senior management responsibility for Jacobs’ global geospatial technology services for digital engineering, information management and automation for the last 18 months leading the business in digital transformation activities and engagement. She was a Technical Leader in the Jacobs business from 2013-2019 representing Jacobs on the Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA) in NSW. Mary-Ellen represents SIBA on BOSSI.

Mary-Ellen Co-Chairs the NSW Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), is a Director of the Board of Locate Conference Australia (LCA), is a Director of the Academic Board of Lincoln University (Australia) and sits on the  Spatial Information Committee and the Finance Committee for BOSSI.

Mary-Ellen is a STEM Ambassador,  in 2018 receiving a Homeward Bound Women in STEMM Global Leadership Grant as well as the 2018 NSW Professional of the Year and 2018 NSW Women’s Leadership Award at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards for her STEM engagement.

Mary-Ellen specialised in GIS and applied geography at UNSW as an undergraduate. She did doctoral research on spatial data infrastructure at Melbourne University in the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration (CSDILA) and is trained in climate change modelling system SimClim. 

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Ms Liz Fulton

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

Liz Fulton is a GIS professional with a background in spatial science, computer science and business, she has over 17 years’ experience in the surveying and spatial industry through various roles in Local & State Government and the private sector. 

She holds a Master of GIS and Remote Sensing, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing), Bachelor of Spatial Information Systems, Certificate VI Training and Assessment and Certificate III Information Technology (Software Applications).

Liz is the GIS Operations Manager of Cardno throughout the Asia Pacific region. She is responsible for the Cardno spatial system including data, standards, training, infrastructure and users. Liz is passionate about the spatial and surveying industry who along with being a consultant is a member of the NSW Board of Surveying and Spatial Information, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and a GIS Educator who is always looking to spatially enable people.  




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Mr Andrew Halmarick

Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW

Mr Halmarick is a Registered Land Surveyor in NSW & ACT since 1987. He brings over 30 years experience to the Board as a member of the surveying profession in NSW. Andrew represents the Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW (ACSNSW) on the Board and is the incoming President of ACSNSW.

Mr Halmarick is Managing Director of Craig & Rhodes Pty Ltd a multi-disciplinary consulting business operating in NSW & Vic. Andrew has extensive experience in the land development industry with a strong focus on development acquisition, feasibility and delivery of complex urban sites. He is also a member of Institution of Surveyors NSW and UDIA NSW and lectures in Project Management for Land Development at UDIA training courses.







 Advisors / observers

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Mr Jeff Brown

Surveyor General of the ACT

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Mr Gavin Watson

Young Surveyor Advisor

Mr Gavin Watson is a dual Registered Land and Mining (unrestricted) Surveyor in NSW. He is currently a Registered Land Surveyor for Allen Price and Scarratts, a multi-disciplinary land development consulting company operating in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. 

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 Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW) and the Australian Institute of Mining Surveyors (AIMS).








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Mr Shane Oates

DCS Spatial Services

Shane is the Registrar of BOSSI as of June 2018, being previously employed by DCS Spatial Services in various spatial roles, most recently as a Senior Spatial Technician. 









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