The Australian spatial industry is at risk of missing key growth opportunities. To address this, SIBA|GITA and the CRCSI are leading the development and implementation of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda, which aims to transform and realise the potential of the local spatial industry — see it recognised as an underpinning element of the Australian digital economy.

The 2026Agenda executive team comprises Phil Delaney (CRCSI), Eva Rodriguez (CRCSI), Stephanie Pradier (CRCSI) and Tonia Scholes (SIBA|GITA). A Leadership Group has formed to help oversee the coordination of activities. Membership of this group is expected to change over time to reflect the evolving nature of the 2026Agenda.

Current members of the Leadership Group are:

  • Glenn Cockerton – Chair, Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) (Co-Chair Leadership Group)
  • Steve Jacoby – Executive Director Land and Spatial Information, Queensland Government
  • Peter Leihn – Director, Business Development and Commercialisation, Data61 (CSIRO)
  • Leah Moss – Leader, Environment and Spatial, Data61 (CSIRO)
  • Stuart Minchin – Chief of Division Environmental Geoscience, Geoscience Australia
  • Duncan McIntyre – Assistant Secretary, Public Data, Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
  • Stuart Phinn – Convenor, Australian Earth Observation Community Coordination Group and Director, Remote Sensing Research Centre, University of Queensland
  • Peter Woodgate – CEO, CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI) (Co-Chair Leadership Group)
  • Michele Allan – Chair, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Member of the Board for Innovation and Science Australia (ISA)
  • Tarun Weeramanthri – Chief Health Officer of Western Australia Government
  • Barry Sandison – CEO, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
  • Susan Harris – CEO, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS)
  • Ian McLeod – Head of Smart Energy and Digital Asset Management for Enzen, Energy Committee Chair for the Queensland Futures Institute and former CEO, Ergon Energy