The 2017 SCSI AGM took place last night in the SCSI offices at 38 Merrion Square. The Society and its members elected a new President, Mr. Colin Bray, for the 2017 – 2018 term. Colin is a Chartered Geomatics Surveyor, Chief Executive & Chief Survey Officer of the OSi.
Des O’Broin, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and director at Linesight, was appointed to the Senior Vice President role, while Johanna Gill, Chartered Valuation Surveyor and director at Cushman & Wakefield was elected Second Vice President.
In Colin’s address to the members, he thanked Claire for all her hard work and leadership during her term. He noted her efforts to encourage diversity and equality in the profession, driving the mentoring programme and working with the executive to enhance the Society’s education offering. Colin then shared his ambitions for his term, speaking specifically on how he would like to share the important role that geospatial information can play in all areas of surveying and how it can benefit members, the government and the public.
Colin went on to highlight three key areas of activity he would like to focus on in his Presidency:
Firstly, he would like to collect all data gathered by surveyors in different markets and centralise the information into one understandable medium, to benefit industry and the public.
Secondly, Colin highlighted the importance of member engagement between the Society and members in cities as well as in the regions.
Thirdly, Colin expressed his wishes to promote and encourage the adoption of technological and innovative work practices critical to building a sustainable profession.
You can watch the AGMs on the Society’s Facebook page where it was live streamed on the evening of 11th of May – https://www.facebook.com/SCSISurveyors
The Society’s Annual Report which details the projects undertaken for the 2016 – 2017 term can be downloaded by clicking here.