Chair sought for Tasmanian Spatial Information Council

By on 18 June, 2024
Outgoing TASSIC Chair, Alan Smart (left), seen here with Geospatial Council of Australia CEO, Tony Wheeler, in March 2023.

Expressions of interest are being sought for the position of Chair of the Tasmanian Spatial Information Council (TASSIC).

The current Chair, Alan Smart from ACIL Allen, will complete his second term in July and will not be seeking re-appointment.

“TASSIC acknowledges with gratitude the impact made by Alan Smart in his tenure as independent Chair of the Council from 2018 to 2024,” said Michael Guidici, Surveyor-General of Tasmania and TASSIC board member.

“Alan has led the Council through the COVID years and maintained a strong presence to the Tasmanian Government, industry and the profession. He presided over many industry events and established a collaborative partnership with the Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group (TAPG), initiating presentations on the use of spatial information in precision agriculture at the annual field day and expo.”

Smart is retiring from the Chair role after two terms but will be continuing his activities as part of the ACIL Allen team, where he is the lead author for the recently launched study into the Economic Impact of Geospatial Services in Australia, commissioned by the Geospatial Council of Australia.

The Tasmanian Spatial Information Council (TASSIC) was established in 2008 to facilitate increased collaboration and cooperation between public, private and community sectors in the collection, maintenance and use of spatial information in Tasmania.

The Chair is an independent member of the Council, appointed for three-year terms by the Minister for Parks on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas).

The Chair is expected to take an active role in representing the Council to stakeholders, liaise with government and keep informed on issues relating to the development and use of a more effective spatial information infrastructure.

Applicants should possess suitable experience, skills and leadership abilities. Further information about the position is outlined in the Information Pack for Applicants.

Questions about the role should be directed to the TASSIC Executive Officer on (03) 6165 4121 or via email at Info.Tassic@nre.tas.gov.au​.

The closing date is 5.00pm on Friday, 28 June 2024.

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