Peter Cridland

Peter is an innovative local authority manager with recent consultancy experience. He has a wide range of expertise in the geographic information and property information fields, and has a forward looking and positive outlook. He has specialised knowledge of geographic information and its application to local authority processes, specifically in address management, including street naming and numbering and the maintenance of BS 7666 compliant address and street gazetteers.

With very strong interpersonal skills, Peter demonstrates qualities of diplomacy, personal authority, influence, professionalism and vision. He is able to command the respect and confidence of politicians and fellow senior officers through effective networking, and close work with leaders in partner organisations. Peter has a practical and logical leadership style, leading and motivating teams to delivered the required goals.

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Robert Ward

  • Hydrographic survey
  • Capacity building
  • Regional hydrographic development
  • Hydrographic data standards
  • Teaching and training
  • Technical editing

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Robert Ward is a hydrographic surveyor.  He was born in England and now resides in Sydney as an Australian citizen.  He has a wide practical experience in hydrographic and oceanographic surveying around the world.  He also served for a short time as a deck officer in the british Merchant Navy.  Ashore, his experience has included the training of hydrographers both in the UK and as the Head of the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School in Sydney. He retired from the Royal Australian Navy as the Deputy Hydrographer of Australia in 2007.

After a naval career of 37 years, over 20 of which was spent in ships, including in command, Robert Ward was elected as one of the three co-Directors of the Secretariat of the International Hydrographic Organization, based in Monaco, where his principal responsibility was the direction of the technical program of the Organization.  At the end of his first five-year term of office, he was overwhelmingly elected by the IHO Member States as the Secretary-General.  His term of office as IHO Secretary-General ended in 2017.

Robert Ward has a long history of active involvement in hydrography and the work of the IHO and related intergovernmental organizations particularly in relation to capacity building and regional hydrographic development, and the development and implementation of the international standards and regulations for digital hydrographic data.

Jos Creese

  • Technology and business visionary
  • Digital transformation, complex programme delivery
  • Digital risk, cyber security and business case preparation
  • IT Strategy, team development and IT performance models
  • Chairing boards and non-executive director experience
  • Negotiation and problem solver
  • Financial management, business acumen and political skills

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With over 30 years IT leadership experience, Jos has held a number of CIO roles and non-executive director positions.  He is a recognised independent analyst and researcher, including Principal Analyst for Eduserv, Associate Director and Past President of Socitm, Strategic Advisor for Advice Cloud and past President of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

For over a decade Jos was CIO and latterly CDO for Hampshire County Council, leading a range of ground-breaking shared services and achieving national recognition with a range of awards for IT innovation.  He set up and chaired the Local Public Service CIO Council and has worked with central government on a range of strategic programmes such as open data, ID cards and supplier negotiation. His experience includes large-scale mergers, national and international IT programmes and the start-up and subsequent sale of a tech business.

Now operating as an independent consultant and Associate for ConsultingWhere Ltd, Jos provides expert advice to both public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies. He writes and presents extensively on digital transformation and supports senior executives as a coach and mentor.

Jos was named as the ‘most influential and innovative CIO’ in the UK in the ‘Silicon 50’ CIO survey and has been included in the ‘Top 100 CIO’ list from its inception until becoming an independent consultant in 2015.

Alan Smart

  • Economics and application of geospatial systems
  • Business Analysis
  • Space based systems and earth observation
  • Augmented and un-augmented Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Emergency management and logistics

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Alan Smart is an experienced and respected geospatial consultant who has advised private and public-sector organisation in Australasia and internationally.  He held the position of Senior Associate in the Sydney office of ACIL Allen Consulting, specialising in the economics and application of geospatial systems which among other technologies included space based systems, earth observation from space and augmented and unaugmented Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS), applications of spatial and related technologies in autonomous vehicles, emergency management and logistics.

His previous roles included working with the Commonwealth Government in energy, resources and maritime sectors.  He is a former Chief Executive of the Pipeline Authority and Executive Director of the Timor Gap Joint Authority.

Alan was educated at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Economics and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  He is Chair of the Tasmanian Spatial Information Council and past appointments include Member of the Board of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator and Chair of the Spatial Information Business Association.

 

Alan Mills

  • GIS Policy and Protocol
  • Needs Assessment and Scoping
  • Geo-services for Environmental Management
  • Land Management Specialist
  • Disaster Response and Manage,emt

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Alan is a passionate geographer who has both used and steered policy in GIS and remote sensing for over 25 years in research and consultancy in around 50 developing countries, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean.  His breadth of experience in GIS spans from technical to strategic.  He has used varied software packages to make maps, solve problems, do research, prepare customised applications and train others in both the use and management of GIS and remote sensing solutions.  But he has also formulated policy, protocols and procedures surrounding GIS, from multi-agency national systems in the Caribbean, solutions for large agencies, to grass roots NGOs.  His skill in scoping needs for geographical products and systems is to get to the nub of clients’ requirements quickly as well acting as a bridge between them and technologists.