CEO's Report April 2018


Peter Olah


I write this two days before heading to Adelaide for Locate 2018, having today completed my first month as CEO of SSSI.

Before Locate 2018 begins, the Board of SSSI, the Regional Committee and Commission Chairs will use the weekend to devise the strategy to take SSSI forward for the next three years. I have no doubt that this strategy will recognise and build upon the many positive steps SSSI has made since its formation, and will also reflect the great goodwill that exists amongst our members and partners.

However, it must also recognise those areas where we must do better, especially where we have not fully played to our strength as the national representative voice for some of the most interesting and important professional streams in our economy. Improving our capacity to look outward with positivity, and a focus on change and improvement on behalf of our members, must be our objective as a respected and growing professional membership body. I look forward to reporting on the outcomes of the strategic roadmap process, and how each member can help to drive its results, in a future issue of GeoMessage.

Just as importantly, I cannot wait to attend Locate 2018 - it promises to deliver a fantastic and challenging agenda with some wonderful international and local presenters. Most importantly, I look forward to the opportunity to meet many more of our SSSI members. This is all about you, so please come and say hi in Adelaide. I’d love to hear your ideas on how we can make SSSI an even greater representative voice for our current and future members. 


On a related note I was fortunate to recently take part in the interview and selection process for our new Regional Operations Manager, Victoria and Tasmania. It was a treat to meet the quality people who view SSSI as a desirable and valuable organisation. It is my pleasure to welcome Su Ling Meimaris, our new ROM Victoria and Tasmania, who will join SSSI on Monday 9 April. I ask all SSSI members, especially in Tasmania and Victoria, to also extend a warm welcome to Su Ling.


Peter Olah
Chief Executive Officer
Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

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