WA Region News – March 2022

March 4, 2022


A special welcome to the members from WA who have recently joined SSSI.

  • Olalekan Olalemi, EMSC
  • Shereen Sharma, HC
  • Bradley Redding, RSPC
  • Andrew Teede, EMSC
  • Jack Hayes, EMSC
  • Paul Bayley, EMSC


Introducing the SSSI WA Region Committee for 2022

  • Darren Mottolini
  • Lesley Arnold
  • Patricia Burke
  • Linda Morgan
  • David Belton
  • Paul Kennedy
  • Petra Helmholz
  • Kerry Smyth
  • Mariana Pagan
  • Bradley Redding​


Towards the end of 2021 we had the great pleasure of conferring two Fellows. 

Geoffrey Robb - Managing Director, RM Surveys
Geoff is a well respected licensed surveyor who established RM Surveys with business partner Greg Birch in 1995. Geoff has been a great supporter of nurturing the talents of the next generation of surveyors and is passionate about giving back to the community. Over the years Geoff has been recognised for his contributions to the surveying profession and in 2019 was awarded the WA APSEA Professional of the Year. Geoff was a founding member of the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) and is a valued member of SSSI. 

Congratulations Geoffrey Robb

SSSI National President, Paul Digney conferring Geoff Robb, FSSSI

Dr Lesley Arnold -  Director, Geospatial Frameworks
Lesley has over 35 years’ experience in spatial information management and extensive knowledge in spatial data supply chains and enterprise systems. She is internationally recognised as a thought leader for the advancement of spatial infrastructures and spatial government models.  For many years her expertise has been called on to develop strategies and action plans for strengthening geospatial information in Australia as well as Internationally and has worked extensively with the World Bank and the United Nations. Lesley has been a professional member of SSSI since its inception and is the President-elect for SSSI. 

Congratulations Lesley Arnold!
SSSI CEO, Tony Wheeler conferring Dr Lesley Arnold, FSSSI


At the end of 2021 we held our annual WA Fellows dinner, in partnership with the Western Australian Institution of Surveyors. This is a very popular event for our Fellows and is a wonderful evening of catching up and sharing stories with friends and former colleagues. Damian Shepherd, Director, State Records WA was a very entertaining after dinner speaker and was well received by guests. 


SSSI National Webinar series 

SSSI is committed to delivering a lively and robust CPD program. SSSI is proud of its National Webinar Series. Showcasing national and international speakers discussing relevant topics of interest to the spatial and surveying professions. 

To see a list of all upcoming Webinars click here

Don't forget to check out what is on offer via our eCPD 


Darren Mottolini                 
WA Regional Chair

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