National YP Committee Members

Roshni Sharma

Roshni Sharma

Chair & NSW Representative

Roshni is the Chair of the SSSI YPs and has been since 2018. She works as a GIS Specialist for Umwelt (Australia), a renowned Australian-owned environmental consultancy based in the Hunter. She has a background in spatial analysis grounded in environmental science and management. Roshni is passionate about creating opportunities for students and young professionals in the spatial sciences to pave the way forward for their careers, and is looking forward to an exciting and innovating year for the YP's in 2019.

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Jason Heritage

Jason Heritage

Secretary & VIC Representative

Jason completed his studies at the University of South Australia before moving to Melbourne to work for the Surveyor-General Victoria as a Data Analyst on the Digital Cadastre Modernisation Project. The project aims to modernise the authoritative digital representation of the State’s land parcel and property boundaries. He has been an active member of the SSSI and found that volunteering is a great way to meet people from all areas of the industry.

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Briallen Frisken

Briallen Frisken

TAS Representative

Briallen completed the Bachelor of Environments (Geomatics) and Master of Engineering (Geomatics) at the University of Melbourne in 2013. She then worked at 2 private firms as a surveyor in Melbourne where she commenced a Professional Training Agreement. She was also a member of the Survey Taskforce in Victoria. In 2018 she relocated to Tasmania where she is now working with the Office of the Surveyor General and hopes to continue her training to become a registered cadastral surveyor.

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Dan Reimers

Dan Reimers

NT Representative

Dan finished the 3 year Bachelor of Spatial Science Degree in 2011 and became a Grade 2 Authorised Mining Surveyor. In 2018 he completed the 4th year of the Bachelor of Spatial Science Degree and is now in a Professional Training Agreement with the Northern Territory Government to become a Licenced Cadastral Surveyor.

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Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown

ACT Representative

Nicholas, from Geoscience Australia, is the Director of National Geodesy, Chair of the Permanent Committee on Geodesy and Australian Representative on FIG Commission 5. He is responsible for the development and refinement of the national coordinate reference frame, absolute gravimetry program, InSAR program and national geodesy products including geoid models. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geomatics from RMIT and a Masters in Geophysics (Space Geodesy) from ANU.

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Michael Topp

Michael Topp

QLD Representative

Michael works as a Surveyor for Veris Australia based in Brisbane. Michael is currently undertaking the QLD surveyors board cadastral endorsement. Michael is passionate about advocacy of surveying and spatial sciences, encouraging young bright minds into the profession. He volunteers his time with SSSI and various educational institutes with the goal of spreading the exciting opportunities surveying and spatial sciences have to offer.

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Marvin Ma

Marvin Ma

QLD Representative

Marvin is a professional surveyor with over 7 years' experience and in-depth understanding of the surveying industry. He was elected as a Young Professional Representative of QLD in 2018. He graduated in 2011 with a 4-year surveying degree in China and has enjoyed working in China, Singapore and Australia. He is an active member of The Surveying & Spatial Science Institute and a member of QLD's Regional Committee.

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Sam Fulton

Sam Fulton

SA Representative

Sam graduated with an honours degree in Applied Geographical Information Systems from Flinders University, completing a thesis on hyperspectral variability of seagrass species. He is currently working in the engineering department at the City of Mitcham, specialising in GIS and asset management. He joined SSSI in 2018 and is now Chair of the SA Young Professionals. He has a passion for pursuing innovation and thinking outside of the box.

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