Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB HonFREng, FRGS, FRICS, FCInstCES,
FRSGS, CCMI, CGeog is working internationally as a senior advisor to
governments, inter-governmental organisations including the World Bank and
large private sector organisations. She is a Director of Location International
Ltd which provides strategic advice and full operational capacity globally, to
the public and private sector, as to how to gain from improving their own use
of location information to enhance their decision-making and to meet the ever
changing needs of their customers and stakeholders. In addition Vanessa has
other roles including as a Non-Executive Director of the Satellite Applications
Catapult, on the Global Advisory Board of Seraphim Space venture capital fund,
a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society, the Honorary Colonel of 135
Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers, a Patron of MapAction and she holds
Visiting Professor positions at two UK Universities. From 2000-2014, she was
the Director General and CEO Ordnance Survey and from 2011-2015, she was the
founding co-chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global
Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). Prior to 2000, she held senior
roles with the billion-dollar American software company, Autodesk and also the
global media and publishing company, Pearson plc.
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