Two prominent figures in Australia’s geospatial business community have accepted leading roles within World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC).
Brian Nicholls, executive director of AAM, has been nominated to the WGIC executive board, and will replace Mark Freeburn, outgoing CEO of AAM. Mr. Nicholls has over 25 years’ experience in the geospatial industry and has been at the forefront of AAM’s technology leadership, as well as the expansion of AAM internationally over the past 15 years.
Brian has a particular passion for promoting geospatial technology as a fundamental ‘enabler’ for business, government, and society in general. Further, Brian is also nominated as a member of the WGIC public-private partnership(P3) committee that is aiming to bring out the possible P3 business models that the geospatial industry would operate in close cooperation with governments in the developing economies.
Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, executive director at Spatial Vision and & Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, has been nominated as the chair of the Industry-Academia committee. Mr. Mohamed-Ghouse was already serving on the executive board and policy committee of WGIC and will head up development of an education strategy to foster collaboration between industry and academia.