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Location and technology professional with over 15 years’ experience in information and technology communications, outreach, marketing, policy, strategy, education, product and project management, predominantly working across the geospatial industry. Responsible for multiple national and international award winning services and products. Extensive experience working with all sectors of the geospatial industry – intra/inter-jurisdictional government, private sector, industry associations, communities and academia. Particular focus applied to identification of public – private collaboration opportunities and emerging technology trends. Experienced presenter at national and international conferences.


A highly experienced product and project manager; responsible for leading edge technology projects that require comprehensive understanding of complex organisational structures and engagement with a wide variety of cross-sectoral stakeholders. Strong ability to identify opportunities and follow through with communication and connections across multiple parts of an organisation or industry. Ability to multi-task and deliver projects on time and to budget.


Information Management, Collaboration, Communication, Marketing and Education, Project Management, Product Development and Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Tender Management and Procurement, Contract Negotiation, Government Policy & Process, Public/Private Partnership, Industry Engagement, Cross Sectoral Stakeholder Engagement (Private Sector, Academia, Government Fed/State/Local, Community, Industry Association), Emerging Technology identification, Program Management


Nov 2012 – present
Executive Director, Communications and Outreach
Open Geospatial Consortium
Responsible for the planning and execution of marketing, communications and education programs to raise awareness and increase application of open geospatial and location standards by technology providers and users worldwide. Other international roles include representation for the OGC at the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management (UNGGIM) committee and Chair of the Marketing and Outreach committee for the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) association.

Dec 2011 – 2012
Senior Policy and Project Manager, Information Services Branch,
Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)

 Co-project Manager ANZSM – key responsibility for development of evaluation workshops, communication strategy and stakeholder engagement
 Advisor to DSE Chief Information Officer (member of OGC Global Advisory Council) regarding emerging technologies and trends in information management and geospatial industries
 Developing DSE Corporate Web Mapping Strategy
 Developing education/communication program for the use of open standards
 Developing policy and governance for the adoption of open standards and framework for procurement and development in the use of open source software for whole of Victorian Government
 Initiated and lead project for ANZLIC to create OGC ANZ Forum
 Represent DSE as presenter on open technologies at both national and international level
 Responsible for education, communication and collaboration within Victorian Government and externally with industry and academia
 Represent DSE on Rhok Melbourne Committee– liaison for access to data and services
 Assisting the Victorian Spatial Council to develop social media communication strategy including use of Twitter and LinkedIn groups

Jan 2011 – Nov 2011
Senior Project Manager, Spatial Information Infrastructure, DSE

 Project Manager Vicmap Application Programming Interface (API) – high accuracy open source web map API
 Development of communications and marketing strategy
 Responsible for budget management
 Managed complex and politically sensitive communications plan
 Negotiated external of government hosting arrangements to ensure maximum accessibility and stability of the service
 Procurement and contract negotiation
 Managed distributed team – staff from multiple business units
 Piloted new operation transition process
 DSE conference presenter at GITA, SSSI Vic, Spatial@gov, SSSC NZ
 Member of project board for highly successful, multi-department, open source software development (VicGIS)

Oct 2010 – Dec 2010
Co-ordinator Custodianship Program, Spatial Information Infrastructure, DSE

 Responsible for program re-structure and framework development
 Industry-wide liaison in Victoria, Australia
 Process development for negotiation of custodianship agreements
 Key projects supported through program include Emergency Datashare Victoria (focus on Utilities data collection for support of Emergency Services sector) and Future Coasts project

May 2009 – Oct 2010
Maternity Leave

Feb 2008 – April 2009
Project Manager & Policy Officer, Spatial Information Infrastructure, DSE

 Undertook at branch-wide review of geospatial service delivery by Spatial Information Services branch
 Facilitated multiple department workshops
 Industry-wide stakeholder engagement process
 Provided report and recommendations to improve service delivery
 Implementation of recommendations resulted in the development of inaugural SII Services Catalogue and Service Level Agreement structure
 Contributor to the Victorian Spatial Information Strategy
 Secretariat support for the Victorian Spatial Council (VSC) and Victorian Government Spatial Committee (VGSC)

Jan 2007 – Jan 2008
Maternity Leave

July 2003 – Dec 2006
Project & Product Manager, Spatial Information Services,
Department of Sustainability and Environment

 Data & Services representative on the Directions Plus Project for Victorian Government CIO. Delivering handheld device for event and location information to visitors at the Commonwealth Games 2006. This project was shortlisted for the inaugural CeBIT Australia Excellence in eGovernment Award 2006.
 Product management of Victorian Mapping and Address Service (VMAS) – included marketing strategy, communications planning, customer relationship management, account management and contract management
 VMAS Project Management – $2million+ project, delivering address validation and WMS system, tender management and contract negotiation
 VMAS Project Award 2006 Distinguished Systems award in Enterprise Systems category – Exemplary Systems in Government URISA
 Project management of Victorian Spatial Smart Tag (VSST) Proof of Concept – complex collaboration project between Vic Govt, Microsoft and Geomatic Technologies. Included management of tripartite Intellectual Property agreement and development of first Vic Government use of OGC WMS standard
 VSST Project Awards include:
• Industry and Entrepreneurship Award at the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards (VSEA) 2005
• Industry and Entrepreneurship Award at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards 2005
• Inaugural JK Barrie Award for Overall Excellence at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards 2005
 Project manager for Spatial Modelling Support Platform
 Responsible for SII education and awareness – schools program
 VSC workgroup for Coordinated Imagery Acquisition Program (CIAP)
 Contributor to Victorian Spatial Information Strategy
 Project Manager – Geospatial Emergency Information Network (GEIN)

Project Officer, Crown Land Management (CLM),
Department of Natural Resources and Environment

 Reported on CLM responsibilities and requirements under the Victorian Coastal Strategy
 Completed Native Title Case Manager Training program
 Initiated research and production of guideline updates, factsheets, bulletins and liaison between reserve committees and the CLM Reserves Unit
 Developed and implemented database for Crown Land Improvement Program (CLIP) and the Caravan Upgrade Program (CUP), as well as assisting in the administration of both grants programs

Graduate Recruit, Land Information Group (LIG),
Department of Natural Resources and Environment

 Assisted in research, administration and production of the Asset Identification Framework for the National Action Plan (NAP) for Salinity and Water Quality
 Included training and use of GIS software
 Maintenance of stakeholder database, scheduling, and liaison with Catchment Management Authorities (CMA)
 Development of framework for identifying organisations and agencies within Victorian Government exempt from licence fees pertaining to Victorian government data.

Graduate Recruit, Office of Surveyor General Victoria,
Department of Natural Resources and Environment

 Development of Regulatory Impact Statements (RIS) for Surveying legislation changes
 Collating, analysing data and liaising with both internal and external stakeholders

Graduate Recruit, Office of Valuer General Victoria,
Department of Natural Resources and Environment

 Project officer for Municipal Special Assistance project
 Data analysis and title searching


2011 PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation Training

2006 Victorian Public Service Cranlana Colloquium – Emerging Leaders (invitation only program)

2005 Leadership Management Australia
 Developing Teams and Individuals
 Effective Personal Leadership

2003 Chisholm Institute (on behalf of Victorian Government Graduate Recruitment Scheme)
Certificate IV in Government PSP40199

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Policy Studies and Politics)
Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program 2001
(report on the issues surrounding the South Eastern Effluent Outfall at Boags Rocks Victoria)
Public Policy Internship 2001 – Australian Electoral Commission
(report on the processes and management of the Melbourne City Council Election June 2001)

Methodist Ladies College, Kew
– Victorian Certificate of Education
– 3222DDE Certificate of Office Administration (ASF2)
(Accredited under the authority of the State Training Board, Victoria)


2005 DSE Knowledge and Information Sharing

1996 Methodist Ladies College
Dux of Business School (Prize for Excellence in Business Course)
Certificate of Merit (Business Management)


Acting Chair – OGC Australia New Zealand Forum
Project board member – Program 3 Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI)
DSE Representative – Random Hacks of Kindness (Melbourne) Committee
IPAA member – Institute of Public Administration Association
SSSI member – Survey and Spatial Sciences Institute
Victorian Women in ICT member


Yoga, Beach Volleyball, Camping/Hiking, Fishing, Travel

Founding member Eastern Access Community Health (EACH) Childcare Advisory Committee

Former Volunteer Youth Worker

Social Media Twitter @SpatialRed

** Written references available at request

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