AGI appoints Adam Burke as Council Chair

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Adam Burke from Natural Resources Wales has been appointed as the new Chair of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).

Under his leadership, the Association will focus on connecting the UK geocommunity and demonstrating its contribution to post-Covid recovery, climate action and a sustainable future.

Commenting on the year ahead, Adam said: “With a return to face-to-face events in 2022, AGI has a key role to play in connecting the geospatial community by helping it meet the challenge of delivering data for sustainable recovery.

“The last two years have seen increased recognition of the value of information about location and I look forward to working with the AGI Council and members to keep this momentum going.”

“2022 will also see AGI build on initiatives launched last year to support the growth of the UK geospatial community and to deliver value for members. This includes new additions to the online membership portal and implementing more benefits identified in its membership survey.”

Adam, who is Geospatial Lead at Natural Resources Wales, is a well-established and active member of the association having been Chaired AGI Cymru before being elected to Council in 2020.  He has a keen interest in project and change management, and 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.

Adam succeeds Denise McKenzie who remains on Council.

The AGI is an independently funded and impartial organisation with over 1000 individual and organisation level members. It works professionally and collaboratively with partners, members and wider industry to provide thought leadership and to maximise the benefits delivered by geospatial and geographic information, as well as to promote further awareness of its potential.

Details of AGI Council, including Vice Chair Richard Duffield, Honorary Treasurer, Helen Griffiths and Honorary Secretary, Morgan Commins, can be found here.