Geospatial Commission appoints new commissioner to board

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Alexandra Notay joins the board of the Geospatial Commission replacing Dame Kate Barker whose term ended on 30 June 2021

The Commissioners are responsible for providing expert, impartial advice to the government on geospatial data, including on strategic priorities and value for money, to inform the UK’s Geospatial Strategy.

The Board of Commissioners meet formally up to 6 times per year.

Expanding technology and innovation

The chair of the Geospatial Commission, Sir Bernard Silverman, said: “I welcome the appointment of Alex Notay to the board of Commissioners and look forward to working with her and the board in continuing to unlock the significant economic, social and environmental value derived from location data and ensuring that the UK is a world leader in this area.

“I would also like to convey my sincere thanks to Dame Kate Barker for her valuable contribution to the board, especially her expert advice on housing and land use policy.”

The Minister for State, Lord True CBE added: “I am very pleased to welcome Alex to the Geospatial Commission.

“Our vision as outlined in the UK’s geospatial strategy is to have a coherent national location data framework by 2025 and Alex’s expertise and experience will make a vital contribution towards realising this vision.

“I would also like to express my thanks to Dame Kate Barker for her expertise and contribution which has been invaluable in helping the Commission to develop the UK’s Geospatial Strategy.”

Alex Notay said: “I am delighted to join the Commission at such an important time. I am always keen to support the effective use and expansion of technology and innovation, both in policy-making and in business practice.

“I see the improved and more integrated use of location data as absolutely integral to the real estate investment, housing and planning sector’s contribution to our post-Covid recovery.”

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