The Australian spatial industry is at risk of missing key growth opportunities. To address this, SIBA|GITA and the FrontierSI (formerly the CRC for Spatial Information, 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 and see it recognised as an underpinning element of the Australian digital economy.

The 2026Agenda executive team currently comprises Phil Delaney – Chief Innovation and Delivery Officer (FrontierSI), Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez – Strategy and Projects Manager (FrontierSI). 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:

  • Peter Woodgate – Esus Director, Chair of AURIN (Co-Chair Leadership Group)
  • Glenn Cockerton – Immediate Past Chair, Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA|GITA), Managing Director Spatial Vision (Co-Chair Leadership Group)
  • Judi DawtonManager Spatial Data Policy, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Kayelle Drinkwater – General Manager, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Barry Sandison – CEO, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
  • 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
  • Michele Allan – Chair, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Charles Sturt University Chancellor, Chair of Council Rural RDCs
  • Steve Jacoby – Executive Director Land and Spatial Information, Queensland Government
  • Stuart Minchin – Chief of Division Environmental Geoscience, Geoscience Australia
  • Stuart Phinn – Convenor, Earth Observation Australia and Director, Remote Sensing Research Centre, University of Queensland
  • Susan Harris – CEO, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS)
  • Tarun Weeramanthri – Former Chief Health Officer of Western Australia Government
  • Peter Markham General Manager SPUR, Landgate
  • Marie Truelove  – Product Manager, Data61 / CSIRO
  • Christopher Hewett – GEOINT, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
  • Peter Olah – CEO Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
  • Deanna Hutchinson – CEO Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA|GITA)