Outgoing chairman of the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA), the Hon Gary Nairn, said the peak industry body for the surveying, mapping and GIS industries was in good hands following the election of Glenn Cockerton, managing director of Melbourne based Spatial Vision, as the new chairman. Mr Nairn was speaking following SIBA’s Board meeting and AGM held in Brisbane last week.
“Over the past two years, while the chairman, I’ve witnessed our membership expand not only in numbers, but also in the diversity of services and products offered by our broad membership,” said Gary Nairn.
“Technology and software advancement has seen an ever increasing application of the spatial sciences into industry sectors right across Australia’s economy.”
“Businesses and Governments now rely on accurate spatial information to ensure decision making is at the highest level. Location-based business intelligence is becoming ‘par for the course’ as part of that decision making.
“Our members are at the forefront of 3D and 4D modelling, fundamental inputs for proper planning and economic growth. And they are also leading the way with Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will revolutionise the way developments and construction occur,” he said.
“I look forward to being part of the new SIBA Board as the immediate past chairman and supporting Glenn, Maurits van Der Vlugt (deputy chairman), Glenn Frankish (treasurer), and the other board members in what will be another year of growth for SIBA and its member companies.”
Spatial Industries Salary Review 2014
SIBA has also announced the results for its annual Spatial Industries Salary Review. The 2014 Spatial Salary Survey was conducted online during July and August 2014 by SIBA on behalf of the Spatial Industry Statistics Program participants. A total of 1489 valid responses were included in this analysis.
The results are available from the SIBA website.