Outgoing President Claire Solon passes on the chain of office to Colin Bray.

At the recent SCSI AGM in Merrion Square, a new President, Colin Bray, was elected for the 2017-2018 term. Colin is a Chartered Geomatics Surveyor, and is Chief Executive and Chief Survey Officer of Ordnance Survey Ireland (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.

From left: Claire Solon; Society Director General Áine Myler; and, incoming President Colin Bray.

In Colin’s address to the members, he thanked outgoing President Claire Solon for all her hard work and leadership. 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, he 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.