Directors

The state, territory and Australian governments each nominate a highly qualified Director to join the PSMA Australia Board. The Chairman is an independent, non-executive Director.

This unique ownership structure means there is no majority shareholder, allowing decisions and direction to be set by all governments working together.

Between the four normal meetings each year, the Executive Committee provides the linkage for the CEO to the board.

The board maintains a three-year strategic plan for the organisation as well as an annual program that contemplates all activities to be undertaken within a financial year.

PSMA Australia Board

Executive Committee

Group Audit Committee

PSMA Distribution Board

Directors

The directors of the Company at any time during or since the end of the financial year are:

Glenn Appleyard

Qualifications and Affiliations: Bachelor of Economics, GAICD

Experience:

  • Member, Commonwealth Grants Commission, since 2004
  • Chairman, Tasmanian Economic Regulator, since 2008
  • Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board, 2002-2011
  • Member, Audit and Risk Committee, University of Tasmania, since 2008
  • Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee, Australian Energy Market Commission, since 2007
  • Chairman, General Practice Tasmania, 2009-2011
  • Member, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, since 2012

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Chairman, Executive Committee Chairman, PSMA Distribution Board Member


Jodi Cant

Qualifications and Affiliations: Bachelor of Economics, GAICD, Fellow of Leadership WA

Experience:

  • Chairperson, earthmine Australia, since February 2012
  • General Manager, Business Development, Landgate WA, since October 2009
  • Executive Director / Innovation Manager / Corporate Communications Manager, Landgate WA, 2004-2009

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director, Member of PSMA Group Audit Committee


Fabio Finocchiaoro

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Town Planning)

Experience:

  • Executive Director, Land Services NT Department Lands, Planning and the Environment
  • Senior Director, Land Information Services 2011-2012

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director


Karin Geraghty

Qualifications: Master of Design, University of South Australia; Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana USA.

Experience:

  • Chief Information Officer, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia 2012-current
  • Chief Information Officer, Department for Water, South Australia 2010-2012
  • Board Member, Community Business Bureau, 2007-2011
  • Director, Customer Services, Land Services Group, South Australia, 2007-2010
  • A/Director, ICT Strategy, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Government of South Australia, 2005-2007
  • Development Manager, e-Government, Government of South Australia, 2003-2005

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director; Chair, SA Government Technology Strategy and Standards Steering Committee; Vice Chair, UNISA School of Computer and Information Science Advisory Board


William Hirst

Qualifications: Bachelor of Surveying, Master of Surveying Science, Graduate Diploma of Management

Experience:

  • Surveyor-General of the ACT, since 2007
  • Manager, Maritime Boundaries and Advice, Geoscience Australia, 1997-2007
  • IT / R&D Manager, Australian Surveying and Land Information Group (AUSLIG), 1994-1997

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director, Member of PSMA Executive Committee


Steven Jacoby

Qualifications: Master of Surveying Science, Bachelor of Applied Science

Experience:

  • General Manager, Spatial Information, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland, since 2009
  • Chair, Queensland Spatial Information Council, since 2003
  • Chief Information Officer, Department of Natural Resources and Water, Queensland, 2003-2008
  • Director, Land Information Group, Victoria, 1996-2003

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia, Company Director


Kate Kent

Qualifications and Affiliations: Master of Economics, Diploma in Education, GAICD

Experience:

  • General Manager, Information and Land Services, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania, since 2009
  • Honorary Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania, since 2003
  • General Manager, Strategic Policy Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania, 2005-2009
  • Board member, Theatre Royal Management Board, since 2012
  • Board member, Lady Gowrie Tasmania, 2005-2009

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia, Company Director


Walter Mayr

Qualifications and Affiliations: Bachelor Applied Science Surveying, Graduate Diploma (Land Information Management), Licensed Surveyor

Experience:

  • Director Mapping, RPS Group, since 2011
  • Director Mapping, RPS Group, since 2011
  • Executive Director, Terranean Mapping Technologies, 2005-2011
  • Product Director Asia Pacific, MapInfo Corp, 2001-2005
  • Chairman, Spatial Industry Action Agenda, 2000-2001
  • Managing Director, ERSIS Australia 1991-2001
  • Director, ERSIS Australia, 1989-1991

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Distribution Independent Director


Desmond Mooney

Qualifications and Affiliations: Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Surveying (Hons), Company Directors Diploma, Registered Surveyor, Registered Valuer, FAIM, FAICD, JP

Experience:

  • General Manager, Land and Property Information, Department of Finance and Services, New South Wales, since 2009
  • Deputy Director General, Department of Lands, and General Manager, Land and Property Information, New South Wales, 2003-2009
  • Director PSMA Distribution Pty Ltd, since 2008
  • General Manager, Land and Property Information, New South Wales, 2001-2002
  • Executive Director, Management Services, New South Wales Police Services, 1999-2001
  • General Manager, Land Information Centre, New South Wales, 1990-1998

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Distribution Chairman, PSMA Australia Deputy Chairman, Member of Executive Committee


Mary O’Kane

Qualifications and Affiliations: Bachelor of Science, Ph.D, FTSE, Hon FIEAust, CPEng

Experience:

  • Executive Chair, Mary, Kane & Associates Pty Ltd, since 2001
  • NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, since 2008
  • Director, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Limited & Vice-President, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Chair, Development Gateway Board
  • Chair, Development Gateway International Board
  • Chair, Spatial Information Systems Research Limited Board (Board of CRC for Spatial Information)
  • Member, Defence Science and Technology Advisory Board
  • Director, Business Events Sydney Ltd
  • Director, National ICT Australia Ltd
  • Director, Capital Markets CRC Ltd
  • Director, ITC Ltd
  • Member, Charles Darwin University Council
  • Member, Board of NZ Antarctic Research Institute
  • Vice-Chancellor, President, Rector, The University of Adelaide, 1996-2001

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Independent Company Director


John O’Malley

Qualifications: Graduate Diploma Public Sector Administration, Associate Diploma Accounting, Business Certificate Supply

Experience:

  • Executive Director, Client Services, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, South Australia, since 2010
  • Executive Director, Information, Science and Technology, Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia, 2007-2010
  • Director, Board for the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, since 2009
  • Member, Natural Resources Policies and Programs Committee, South Australia, since 2009
  • Chair, SA Spatial Information Committee, since 2008
  • Director, Business Operations, Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia, 2002-2007

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director, Chairman of Group Audit Committee


Helen Owens

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business

Experience:

  • General Manager, Office of Spatial Policy, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism since January 2011
  • Director, Capability Coordination – Geospatial Information, Department of Defence, 2009-2012
  • Director of Governance and Coordination, Office of the Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security, Department of Defence

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director


Lynne Robinson

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Agribusiness (completing)

Experience:

  • Independent Company Director, PSMA Distribution Pty Ltd, since 2011
  • Managing Partner, Mercury Partners, since 2009
  • ANZ Technology Program Director / Executive Manager, Platforms / Senior Manager, Service Integration, ANZ Banking Group, 2003-2008
  • Senior Manager, ING Australia, 2001-2003

Special Responsibilities: Member of Group Audit Committee


Bruce Thompson

Qualifications: Bachelor of Design Studies, Master of Business Information Technology

Experience:

  • Chief Information Officer, Corporate & Business Services, Department of Sustainability
  • and Environment, Victoria, since 2003
  • Director, Land Information Group, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria, 2003

Special Responsibilities: PSMA Australia Company Director, Member of Executive Committee