Management Board

EuroGeographics Management Board

Colin Bray

President: Colin Bray

Tailte Éireann

Colin Bray is Head of National Mapping, Tailte Éireann.

Colin has more than twenty-five years’ experience in strategic geospatial information management. He was CEO and Chief Survey Officer, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) from 2013 until its merger with the Property Registration Authority and Valuation Office to form Tailte Éireann.

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.

Anaïs Aubert

National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France

Anaïs Aubert is Advisor to the Director General of  the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, (IGN) France.

Prior to this, she was Deputy Head of the Economic Analysis and Digital Intelligence Unit at France’s Electronic Communications, Postal and Print media distribution Regulatory Authority, Arcep.

Anaïs holds a Masters in European Law and European policies

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.

Tomaž Petek

Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia

Tomaž Petek is Director General of the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia

He is a public sector specialist with extensive experience in geodetic authority, geoinformation, land cadastre, spatial data infrastructure and governmental reform. Tomaž  is actively involved in the activities of UN GGIM and has acted as Chair of the UN-GGIM: Europe Executive Committee since 2018.

He is a graduate of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Geodetic Engineering (Bcs) and holds a Masters from the University of Maribor, Faculty of Organisational Sciences Kranj.

Denis Tabučić

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.

Suren Tovmasyan

Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia

Suren Tovmasyanis Head of the Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia.

He has extensive professional and academic geospatial experience having successfully delivered a range of community programs and initiatives, as well as international collaborations. 

As Head of the Cadastre Committee, he has implemented a number of crucial reforms, includiing an electronic services online platform; a national geographic portal with constantly updated metadata and basic layers as part of the formation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI); and the platform.

Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu

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.