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).
Treasurer: Martin Salzmann
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.
Registers of Scotland
Kenny Crawford is Business Development Director at Registers of Scotland where he is responsible for commercial strategy, including all customer service products and provision, as well as identifying and pursuing new business opportunities. He is also heavily involved in its digital transformation.
Kenny has over 20 years’ experience of business development within the public and private sector and creating business networks, having worked in a number of government departments and agencies including assignments in Private Office in London, providing support to departmental Secretaries of State.
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.
Emilio López Romero
National Geographic Institute of Spain
Emilio López Romero is Deputy Director of the National Geographic Institute of Spain.
He is also Director of the National Centre for Geographic Information, President of the Advisory Board of Spanish Spatial Data Infrastructure and Spain’s representative on the INSPIRE Committee and the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History.
Emilio is particularly interested in new standards and technologies, the evolution of INSPIRE , High Value Data and the Open Data Directive, volunteer GI and citizens data, and the full integration of official geospatial data in eGovernment.
Danish Agency for Data Supply and Infrastructure
As Director General of the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Infrastructure, Kristian Møller has led the transformation to shift its strategic focus towards maximising the potentials from geospatial as well as administrative and basic data as a driver for value creation in the public sector and growth in the private sector.
He previously held senior management positions in the Danish civil service and brings years of experience of policy making and influencing from management positions, as well as collaboration with governments, and international organisations.
National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France
Sébastien Soriano is Director General of the National Institute for Geographic and Forest Information (IGN).
Prior to this, he was Chairman of Arcep, the regulatory authority for telecommunications and postal services, Special Advisor to the Minister of Culture and the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade (Quai d’Orsay) and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister responsible for SMEs, innovation and the digital economy. He has held the Presidency of Fratel, the Network of French-speaking regulators, and was Chair of Berec, the European Agency for Telecoms Regulators. He has been a member of the board of CERRE, the Centre on Regulation in Europe) since 2019.
Sébastien is author of ‘Un avenir pour le service public’ (A future for Public Services) which examines the transformation of the state in the face of ecological, digital and democratic challenges.
Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Denis Tabučić is Deputy Director of the Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs (FGA), Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Denis has a strong IT background and extensive experience of implementing projects, developing spatial data infrastructure and leading international cooperation. He is currently Head of the PIU for the real estate registration project financed by the World Bank, UNDP local consultant, and Member of Bosnia and Herzegovina national expert Working Group for borders.
He holds Master degree in geodesy and geoinformatics.
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany
Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu is the Head of the president’s executive unit at the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) where he is responsible for coordinating BKG’s international activities. He has 20 years’ experience in strategic and policy issues as well as international project management in the field of geospatial information.
Pier-Giorgio has been involved in the conception and implementation of the spatial data infrastructure in Germany and in the work related to the INSPIRE initiative in Europe. Since the beginning of UN-GGIM, he has been involved in its strategical and organisational issues and he currently is the chair of the UN-GGIM: Europe Working Group on Data Integration. He is the Vice-President of the Permanent Committee for the Standardisation of Geographical Names for the German-speaking countries, representing Germany in the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN).
Pier-Giorgio holds a diploma in geodesy and a state examination for higher technical administration.