President: Colin Bray
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Colin Bray is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Survey Officer of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi). He has more than twenty years’ experience in strategic geospatial information management and has led OSi since 2013, having joined in 1998 as a professional surveyor and subsequently held the position of Chief Technology Officer. Colin represents Ireland on UN-GGIM and is a member of UN-GGIM: Europe’s Executive Committee.
He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management/Organisational Behaviour, a European Honours degree in Geodetic Engineering, and a Diploma in Geo-Surveying. He was the first Chartered Geomatics Surveyor to become President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
Vice President: Kristian Møller
Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency
Kristian Møller is Director General of the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency (SDFE). He has extensive experience of policy making and influencing, having held senior management positions in the Danish civil service. These include serving as Director General in the then Geodata Agency, Deputy Director General in the Energy Agency, and Head of Division in the Ministry of Finance. Since leading SDFE, Kristian has repositioned its strategic focus towards maximising the potential of geospatial data as a driver for value creation.
Treasurer: David Henderson
Ordnance Survey, Great Britain
David Henderson is Ordnance Survey’s Managing Director for all aspects of its relationship with Government and the delivery of its Public Task. He has 25 years of geospatial industry experience across a variety of technical and leadership roles. David leads the UK’s delegation to UN-GGIM and is the industry external examiner for the GeoSciences School at Edinburgh University.
Department of Lands and Surveys, Cyprus.
Andreas Hadjiraftis has worked for the Department of Lands and Surveys for the last 31 years, and is currently Chief Lands Officer responsible for Cartography, Geodesy, Hydrography, and Photogrammetry. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Applied Science Degree in Surveying-GIS/LIS, and an MBA in Public Sector Management. He also obtained two Fulbright scholarships and completed further studies and research in GIS and Digital Cartography. He has participated in many short term training programs on related subjects. Andreas is the National INSPIRE Contact Point, and represents Cyprus in INSPIRE Expert Groups, and INSPIRE Committee. He is President of the Permanent Committee for the Standardisation of Geographical Names of Cyprus, representing Cyprus in the United Nations Group of Experts (UNGEGN). He acts as adviser to the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Attorney General, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on territorial and property issues. He is also actively involved in EuroGeographics projects.
National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France
Sylvain Latarget is Deputy Director General of the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), France. A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the National School of Geographical Sciences (ENSG) IGN, he has held a number of senior positions within IGN, the Ministry of Ecology, Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea, and the Ministry of Housing and Sustainable Housing. His experience includes photogrammetry, consulting, logistics and human resources.
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany
Martin Lenk is Executive Director at the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany (BKG) where he leads the Geoinformation Department. In this role he oversees its data integration, topographic mapping, remote sensing products, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and customer service activities. As an SDI specialist, Martin was responsible for the national coordination and implementation of INSPIRE as well as environmental tasks. He holds a doctorate in Water Engineering.
The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency
Martin Salzmann is Strategy Lead at The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster). Martin is currently actively involved in shaping the Netherlands’ Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), digitalisation of the public sector and strategic planning for Kadaster. He has held numerous advisory and management positions within Kadaster and is a previous President of EuroSDR where he fostered the cooperation with EuroGeographics.
State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre
Liudmyla Shemelynets is First Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) where she is responsible for international relations. A graduate of the Ukrainian National Fiscal Academy, previous roles include Director for normative work at State Architecture & Construction Inspection of Ukraine, and Director of Legal Department of State Agency for Land Resources of Ukraine. Liudmyla currently chairs the interdepartmental working group for NSDI coordination in Ukraine and is a member of the working group for monitoring of land relations and land reform.
Amalia Velasco Martín-Varés
Spanish Directorate General for Cadastre
Amalia Velasco Martín-Varés has worked in the Spanish Cadastre for 30 years in different technical and management positions, and in the last 10 years as International Affairs Coordinator. She has participated in international organisations such as PCC, WPLA, UN-GGIM and Latin American Cadastres (CPCI) as well as technical groups working on the INSPIRE data specifications for cadastral parcels and buildings, the ISO Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) and other European projects, including the European Addresses Infrastructure (EURADIN), ELF and Open ELS. Amalia holds a PHD in Agricultural Engineering and a Degree in Law and Organisation of European Union.