President: Ingrid Vanden Berghe
National Geographic Institute, Belgium
Ingrid is the General Administrator at the National Geographic Institute, Belgium. A graduate of KU Leuven, she entered public service as an agricultural engineer for the Department of Land Use Development in the Flemish Region in 1989. Secondments to a number of Belgian ministers’ staff followed, advising the Minister on issues such as land management, nature and forest protection, land use planning and urban development. In 1996, Ingrid was appointed Director of the research centre of the Christian Democrat parties and also served as first advisor to the party’s President. She is a member of the board of several research organisations and is a part-time lecturer at KU Leuven.
Vice President, Hansjoerg Kutterer
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany
Hansjoerg Kutterer is President of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany. A scientist, academic and lecturer in the field of Geodesy, he served as the Director of the Geodetic Institute at Leibniz University in Hannover, President and Professor of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy and held various positions in national and international bodies.
Treasurer: David Henderson
Ordnance Survey, Great Britain
David 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.
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Colin Bray is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Survey Officer of Ordnance Survey Ireland. He represents Ireland on UN-GGIM and is a member of UN-GGIM: Europe’s Executive Committee. Colin holds a Masters of Science Degree in Management. a European Honours degree in Geodetic Engineering, and a Diploma in Geo-Surveying. He is the first Chartered Geomatics Surveyor to become President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
Anne Cathrine Frøstrup
Norwegian Mapping Authority
Anne Cathrine Frøstrup is Director General of the Norwegian Mapping Authority. After gaining a masters degree law from the University of Oslo, she joined the Ministry of Justice before fulfilling numerous roles as judge and also as chief justice at the Oslo Probation/Liquidation and Land Registration Courts. Anne Cathrine sits as chairman deputive on the board of Helse Sørøst, a Norwegian Public Health Regional Branch and she also sits as chairman deputive in Sparebank 1 Ringerike-Hadeland, a regional bank. She is also mediator at the National Mediator’s Office.
Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), Russia
Konstantin is a Deputy General Director of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr). A graduate of both Ural State Technical University and Russian University of Economics, he has held senior positions within the Ministry of Transport and Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Russian Federation. Before joining Rosreestr, he was Minister of Finance of the Sverdlovsk region.
National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France
Sylvain 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.
Amalia Velasco Martín-Varés
Spanish Directorate General for Cadastre
Amalia 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.
Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia
Darko is Head of the Centre of Geospatial Information Management at the Republic Geodetic Authority of Serbia, national INSPIRE contact point and national coordinator for regional cooperation. In addition to developing NSDI legislation, he was also actively involved in the transposition of the INSPIRE Directive into national law. Darko works on the development of the Spatial Data Infrastructure of Serbia and western Balkan region, promotes the usage and dissemination of geoinformation, encourages contacts between data providers and data users and sustains a good cooperation of all Serbian INSPIRE stakeholders.