Council Members

The Association for Geographic Information Council is formed from elected members of the AGI, and its main role is to set the strategic direction for the organisation. To do this, members use their own knowledge and experience, as well as consulting with the wider membership. All Council members are also appointed as company directors of the AGI

Council Members

Council members are elected for a three-year term, with a third of Council positions available for election each year. Council members are elected by the entire AGI membership, except for the regional representatives of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, who are elected only by those members whose main contact address is in that region.

Fergus Craig


Account Manager, NV5 Geospatial Solutions UK Ltd​

I believe the AGI has the capacity to support a sustainable future through the use of technology.  Working together is key in achieving goals, at an organisational level, those that collaborate and partner, make a stronger community, which is why I am enthusiastic to be more involved with the AGI and support the progress of the geospatial sector. I graduated with a degree in GIS with Business Management and held several technical GI roles before being moving to the commercial side when I joined MapMechanics (now CACI).  I then spent 13 years at the GIS and Web Mapping developer, Cadcorp, in various business development, account management and partner roles across several sectors.  In 2018 I graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) further building and developing my business skills.

I’m looking forward to bringing my academic, technical, and commercial skills to the AGI to progress the organisation to ensure it continues to support the GI community and beyond.

Peter ter Haar


Geoinnovations Ltd

Peter has for over 35 years been helping people take better decisions through the use of geospatial information and data. Peter is a leader with a broad experience in strategic, commercial and technology aspects of the geospatial industry, among others as Director at Ordnance Survey where he founded Geovation. He has been founding member of UN-GGIM and UN-GGIM: Europe and represented the UK in these groups. He is board member of the UN-GGIM Private Sector Network.

In his daily life Peter is an independent management consultant and interim manager, currently supporting the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

George Firth

Vice Chair

Senior GIS Consultant, Tetra Tech

George is a Senior GIS Consultant for the engineering and consultancy firm Tetra Tech. He entered the geospatial field after studying at the Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence, after which he spent over eight years working within Defence, including the Defence Geographic Centre in London, before moving to the private sector. George is a Chartered Geographer (GIS) and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Adam Burke

Past Chair

Associate Head of Geospatial Service, NHS South Central and West

With a passion for geography, Adam studied Physical Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University, followed by an Msc in GIS and Remote Sensing. After graduating in 2010 Adam started his career working in GIS within the public sector, firstly as a GIS technician at Powys County Council, and then the GIS Officer at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

In 2017 Adam joined Natural Resources Wales as the Geospatial Lead, working within the knowledge and information management group. With a keen interest in project management and change management, Adam is leading on the GIS strategy and implementation plan for Natural Resources Wales.

Adam has been heavily involved with AGI Cymru and was the national group chair from 2018-2020. As a chartered Geographer and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society he enjoys the outdoors and can often be found roaming the Brecon Beacons National Park at weekends.

Mark Stileman

Hon. Secretary

Senior Product Manager, Ordnance Survey

Joining Ordnance Survey in 2000 Mark worked in a variety of roles spanning research and innovation, data capture, product management, bid management and proposition development. Currently he leads a small team which is developing propositions for the public sector in the context of the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement. Alongside his day job Mark is an assessor for the RGS’s Chartered Geographer accreditation, and sits on the advisory board for Southampton University’s School of Geography and Environmental Science.

Having been part of the AGI’s GeoCom planning committee, Mark would like to play an active role on AGI Council giving something back to the profession that has enriched him personally and would like to help to identify ways that we can develop AGI’s role in supporting careers, and particular to explore synergy with the Chartered Geographer initiative.

Alan Moore


Head of Geospatial Services, Idox PLC

An advocate of open source geospatial technologies, Alan Moore is Head of Geospatial Services with Idox and has an extensive career in the geospatial industry across the public and private sector. He is also a member of the National Group, AGI Scotland, and represents those interests on AGI Council alongside the wider landscape.

Denise McKenzie

Community and Ethic Partner, PLACE

Denise McKenzie is an international geospatial policy and strategy professional with a speciality in community building and public/private partnership. Currently she is a co-Director of the Benchmark Initiative operating through Ordnance Survey’s Geovation accelerator and undertaking a Masters in Sustainability at the University of Southampton. In the broader geospatial community, she is part of the steering committee for Women in Geospatial+ and an advisory board member for the Location Based Marketing Association. Previously she has worked with the Victorian State Government in Australia and as the Head of Outreach at OGC where she led work such as the UNGGIM Geospatial Standards Guides.

Stuart Tosney

Membership Lead

Senior Geospatial Project Manager – Fugro

With 13 years’ experience within the geospatial industry, I have led and delivered major geospatial projects throughout the world, including UK, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. I’m now back in the UK and work for Fugro as a Senior Geospatial Project Manager.

Having joined the AGI, I am proud to be a part of a wider team helping to grow the industry and further push the boundaries. I have a strong passion for data and believe my position as council member gives him a greater platform to use my skills and experience to share these beliefs.

Richard Flemmings

Communications Lead

CEO, Map Impact

I have over 20 years’ experience working across the geospatial sector. My background includes managing airborne surveys in remote parts of Africa, delivering complex and multi-faceted national mapping projects, and more recently, using satellite remote sensing data to solve challenging environmental problems.

I’m excited to be part of the AGI council and being involved in a thriving geospatial community. Working alongside like minded people, I hope that my experiences can contribute to wider geospatial advocacy, and the core mission of AGI. I am particularly passionate about applying geospatial data to support societal and environmental sustainability, and intend to use my position on the AGI council to continue to influence technology development in the right way.

Ian Maxfield

Education and Skills Chair

Head of Geographic Intelligence, NHS South Central and West CSU

Ian is a Geographer with over 18 years’ experience working in the geospatial industry. He is Associate Head of Geographic Intelligence for NHS SCW CSU – a role he is proud of, using GIS to support the NHS and improve the health of the general public. He also has extensive experience of GIS within the Renewable Sector as well as with Local Government. Moreover he has lectured at a number of universities, in addition to a previous life as a secondary school Geography teacher. He has a general passion for all things geospatial, with a particular focus on the development of GIS as a career for students.

Dr Sara Stewart

CPD Officer

Consultant, UNECE

Sara is a geospatial consultant with over ten years of experience within the geospatial industry across academic, public sector and international settings. She brings broad experience of harnessing the value of geospatial data to generate new insights, support decision-making and policy development at strategic levels across a variety of sectors including education, health, emergency preparedness and response, cultural heritage, and asset management.

She currently acts as a consultant for an intergovernmental organisation where she is leading an EU-funded project to develop capacity in the integration of statistical and geospatial data in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, working with a range of national and intergovernmental organisations across Europe. Sara is a board member of the AGI Northern Ireland and will bring the views of the region to the AGI Council. She hopes to actively support the Council and its mission of “putting geospatial at the heart of a sustainable future”.

John Seabourn

IT and Software

Chief Digital and Information Officer, North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)

John Seabourn has been integral in the development of NSTA’s Digital Energy Platform, providing data services to industry, government, academia and the public. The platform has rapidly grown since 2016 attracting investment into the UK Continental Shelf, supporting the Energy Transition and providing resources to develop the next generation of energy data professionals.

John joined NSTA’s predecessor, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in 2014 as a Senior Mapping and GIS Manager and set about transforming the way spatial data was used in Government to support the Oil and Gas industry. Prior to joining the Oil and Gas industry, Seabourn worked for the Ministry of Defence and in the Aviation industry specialising in spatial data. He holds a Chartered Geographer accreditation from the Royal Geographic Society, is a member of the UK’s Governments’ Science and Engineering profession and has a BSc in Geography/Geology from the University of Leicester.

Pam Whitham

AGI Cymru Representative on Council
Strategic Development Manager, Ordnance Survey

Pam has over 20 years’ experience with Ordnance Survey in providing support for the use of Public Sector Geospatial Mapping Data to underpin policy in Wales and England with a particular focus on Housing and Land Administration. Pam has previously been Chair of AGI Cymru and has been an active member of the AGI Cymru committee for many years.

Sam Tizzard

IT and Software

GIS and Data Manager, London Borough of Harrow

Having been involved with Geography and GIS since his teens, undertaking a BSc in Geography and Natural Hazards and an MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards. This sparked a fascination with GIS leading Sam to become a Junior GIS Officer at Harrow Council. During my last 7 years at Harrow Council I have grown and progressed, building the GIS Team into a well utilised corporate resource and diversifying the team into data automation, processing and analysis to better support Council functions.

Sam strongly believes in the AGI’s missions; GI has a vital role to play in future sustainability and is a worthy mission to undertake. Aiming to share best practice and ensuring that the GI industry has staff skilled enough to continue moving forwards are pivotal to the future of the UK as a GI leader.

Esther Ogbu

Project Manager, Esri UK

Esther is a Project Management and Business Development Professional with over 8 years’ varied global experience and a focus in geospatial and digital transformation. Currently working as a Project Manager in Esri UK, Esther manages a team to implement geospatial solutions that help organisations in the Utility and Telecommunications sector make more efficient use of their geospatial strategy and/or technology.

Esther is actively involved in the geospatial community and building relationships across the industry globally and is keen to promote diversity and inclusivity for women in the geospatial industry hence her volunteer contributions to the Women+ in Geospatial and African Women in GIS Communities. Esther has an interest in influencing younger individuals to be associated with the community through supporting the Early Career Network, but also to consider improving the racial diversity of black geospatial professionals in the UK.

Liz Scott

Geospatial Solutions Architect – Satellite Applications Catapult

Liz has worked as a geospatial consultant for over twenty years, having come from a background in IT support and engineering rather than geography. Previously an OS accredited consultant within the OS partner community, her experience has been gained from advising customers across industry, government and utilities, co-creating data products, and working alongside partners many of whom are fellows in the geospatial industry.

Now a geospatial solutions architect at the Satellite Applications Catapult, Liz works with organisations and start-ups wishing to explore how they can maximise use and sharing of earth observation data.

Being relatively new to the EO sector herself, she is aware of the challenges faced by geospatial professionals needing to gain the skills and knowledge to work with these new data streams. Liz is looking forward to actively organising opportunities through AGI for learning together with those across the geospatial sector who want to expand their data horizons into space.


Vida Williams

Technical Director, Jacobs

Vida is a Technical Director of Geospatial and team lead at the solutions provider and engineering consultancy Jacobs. With a background in Geography and GIS she has worked in this sector for over 15 years, initially as a Transport Planner before specialising in GIS and going on to work not only on strategic and operational infrastructure schemes but also on innovation, digital solutions development and leadership and engagement strategies.

She has a master’s degree to distinction level in GIS from the University of London, a first degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge, is a second stage assessor for the Royal Geographic Society (RGS) Chartered Geographer scheme and an active STEAM Mentor.

Vida is keen to look at GIS innovation in the engineering and infrastructure space, and to drive initiatives that harness and grow skills across our industry whilst improving equity and diversity.

Andrew Cameron


GIS Director, The Crown Estate

Andrew has over 12 years of professional experience in the Geographic Information (GI) industry, primarily through his career at The Crown Estate. He has held diverse roles within the sector, encompassing both business partnering and project delivery, and as a leader has steered the delivery of spatial services and projects in alignment with both Digital and Corporate strategies, and taken a leading role in the build out of a broader Data and Analytics function.

This robust background in GIS and Digital is complemented by a BSc in Physical Geography, MSc in GIS and an MBA, providing him with a well-rounded understanding of business practices.

Andrew’s professional ethos aligns closely with the mission of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), which aims to foster a thriving UK geospatial community actively contributing to a sustainable future. Choosing to work at The Crown Estate was driven by a shared commitment to sustainability and Net Zero.

Kenna Dallaway

Strategic Product Manager, Ordnance Survey

Kenna works as a Strategic Product Manager at Ordnance Survey and has an academic and corporate technical background in geographic information management.

 With a blend of experience in geospatial technology, consulting, and product management, Kenna is motivated to collaborate with like-minded professionals, advocate for the geospatial community, and contribute to the advancement of geographic information science and technology. Her experience enables her to understand the pivotal role of GI across industries and the evolving landscape of geospatial data, technologies, and best practices.

Her consulting experience has honed her ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, identify industry trends, and provide strategic guidance.

Kenna is hoping to foster partnerships, advocate for common interests, and facilitate dialogue among AGI members and is committed to promoting open coaching cultures and diversity and inclusivity in the geospatial field, addressing challenges such as equal opportunities, data privacy, and ensuring ethical use of geospatial data.