Survey and Spatial NZ welcomes new board chair

By on 26 April, 2022

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Survey and Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) has announced that it has appointed a new board chair, Mike Benning, who takes over from the long-serving Daniel Williams.

Prior to becoming the Chair, Mike was a board member for four years, first joining in 2018. More recently he has also been the chair of the Certification Governance Committee overseeing the Certification Pathways project.

Having started out as a registered surveyor for the Department of Lands & Survey (now LINZ) in Whangarei, he moved to Auckland with his family where he spent a number of years working for a land development company. It was here he continued to develop his cadastral survey experience alongside his civil engineering knowledge and property management skills.

Mike Benning

Mike joined Harrison Grierson in 2000, progressing from technical to management roles. As well as being a member of the executive management team he also built strong governance experience, serving 13 years as an executive director on the Harrison Grierson Holdings Board. In his current role as GM Strategic Initiatives, he leads high performance teams implementing major property projects in both the residential and commercial space.

In related news, S+SNZ has announced a group of new participants in its Emerging Leader’s Program. The program gives young professionals an opportunity to gain direct insight into the inner workings of S+SNZ across a wide range of disciplines or governance committees.

The newly announced participants are:

Jason Zhou — joining the Hydrography Stream

Rebecca Sinclair — joining the Land Development & Urban Design Stream

Nicki Shaw — joining the  CSNZ

Genevieve Abrey — joining the Cadastral Stream

Serg Chirila — joining the Land Development & Urban Design Stream

Michael Lister — joining the Positioning & Measurement Stream

Sheldon McGuire — joining the Cadastral Stream

Mitchell Holyoake — joining the Technical Division

Matt Carson — joining the CSNZ

Daniel Wallace — joining the Engineering Surveying Stream

Jeremy Clark — joining the Spatial Stream

Jared Wright — joining the Engineering Surveying Stream

Cameron de Leijer — joining the Positioning & Measurement Stream

Emma Cook — Young Professionals Council member

Adam Musa — S+SNZ Board Member

Cassie Hardie — Women in Spatial Council member

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