Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:00 AM

By SIBA Chair
SIBA appoints a Chief Executive Officer

The Board of the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) today announced the appointment of Ms Deanna Hutchinson to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
SIBA is the leading association representing the Spatial Industry. SIBA members deliver products such as; surveying, remote sensing, mapping, geographic information systems software and services, GPS technologies and systems, location intelligence systems and services, as well as data representation through 3D visualisation and info graphics.
Ms. Hutchinson has a background in emerging technology and including several years in the public sector followed by a decade in private enterprise where she led software development and consulting services to resources, health, defence and manufacturing clients. She holds tertiary qualifications in Business and has worked extensively with industry associations supporting technology-driven change. She was previously the Congress Executive of the Australian Simulation Congress and Editor of Simpublica magazine.
Announcing the appointment today, SIBA Chair Mr Alistair Byrom said, "Ms Hutchinson brings additional wealth of experience to SIBA at this important stage of our development and, given her credentials, I am confident she will make a significant contribution to the role and the existing executive team".
Mr Byrom added, “Ms Hutchinson will join our existing Executive Director Kellee Ireland to implement a number of key recommendations made by Board following the recent merge with GITA ANZ.
Speaking in Hobart today, Ms Hutchinson said "The Board is to be commended for implementing a range of reforms and innovative initiatives in recent years, and they recognise that considerable challenges lie ahead in navigating significant disruption in the industry. I am looking forward to completing the transition of SIBA to a unified national member organisation as we enter a most exciting time for spatial businesses.
For more information on SIBA visit their website
Contact: Alistair Byrom, SIBA Chairman, 0410 312 505 
SIBA is the leading association representing the Spatial Industry. We focus on four core areas: networking, growth, support and influence at a government level.  We are a not-for-profit organisation and seek to inform, assist and grow private enterprise within the spatial industry.



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