SIBA announces new chairman Alistair Byrom

By on 5 September, 2016


The Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) has announced that Alistair Byrom has been appointed incoming Chairman of the SIBA Board.  His term as Chairman will commence at the conclusion of the SIBA Annual General Meeting which will be held in Brisbane on the 4th of November 2016.

Byrom is currently SIBA Board’s Vice Chairman and served as Chairman of SIBA Queensland between 2009 and 2014. Alistair is a recipient of the 2010 SSSI Spatial Professional of the Year and was recently made a SSSI Fellow. In 2015 Alistair received the SIBA Queensland Chair’s Award for his Service to the Industry.

Alistair ByromByrom is a registered cadastral surveyor and a principal of Brisbane headquartered firm Goodwin Midson.

“I am pleased to hand over the reins of the Association to a well-respected and prominent member of the spatial industry,” SIBA’s current Chairman, Glenn Cockerton. “Alistair’s appointment equips the Association well for continued and sustainable growth.”

Elections of five Board Directors will commence this week. These positions will be keenly contested with ten nominations.

“SIBA’s Board strives to reflect the diversity within the spatial industries,” Cockerton said. “The coming year is shaping up to be an exciting one for our members as the ubiquitous nature of spatial information opens up new opportunities in previously unexplored applications.

“This year, our national conference Locate 17 will incorporate the International Society of Digital Earth and will be held in Sydney in April.  Other major initiatives include the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda will is scheduled for release in the coming months.”


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