Secretary General and Executive Director EuroGeographics
Mick Cory was appointed Secretary General and Executive Director of EuroGeographics in 2015. Mick is a Fulbright Scholar, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Company Direction and a Masters (MPhil) in Land and Geographic Information Systems. He has extensive expertise in leadership, surveying, mapping and GIS following assignments in Africa, the Middle East and all three Ordnance Surveys of Britain and Ireland. In addition, he has advised Ministers, the Boundary Commission in Northern Ireland, government departments and academic institutions, and has been active in developing professional institutions in the UK and Ireland.
As Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, he led the development of Northern Ireland’s geographic information strategy. Mick also established and chaired the UK Location User Group and, as a member of the Open Data User Group, advised the UK Government on achieving the greatest economic and social return from the release of public sector open data.
Between 2005 and 2014, Mick was Director of the Sports, Museums and Recreation Division of Northern Ireland’s Executive Department of Culture Arts and Leisure. Here he had responsibility for Sport, Museums, Libraries and inland fisheries, including representing Northern Ireland on the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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