Executive Committee

Anne Harper (Koordinates Limited)


Anne is the Client Experience Manager at Koordinates Limited. Previously she was Account Manager and Consultant at Critchlow Limited.

Prior to that Anne's career included roles as GIS Technician, Geospatial analysts and Data Consultant in CoreLogic, Dept of Conversation and ESRI UK. Anne liaises with clients to capture and understand business requirements, designs, manages and executes geospatial projects and assists with external data sourcing. She is great at communicating how spatial solutions can help organisations in gaining efficiencies.

Anne embraces creativities, supports start-ups and stands out in her enthusiasm and commitment to the spatial industries.

SIBA portfolio: Publicity (particularly in innovations and start-ups), SIBA presence in external events.

Manu King (e-Spatial a Harrison Grierson Company Ltd)


Manu is a Principal Consultant at e-Spatial a Harrison Grierson Company, his key area of expertise is identifying the value that location can add to an organisation to meet customer expectations and needs.

Manu represents spatial in the development of key organisational strategies and governance structures, identifying ways to build the unique characteristics of spatial into business strategies and plans. He partners with organisations to identify gaps between key organisational strategies and the operations environment, providing the spatial linkage to improve and align business with IT.

Manu is passionate about the work he does for clients. He loves identifying opportunities, measuring the value and cost of solutions, connecting the dots and working with clients to integrate spatial most effectively. His real-world experience, coupled with his communication skills and ability to relate to people allows Manu to connect at both business and operational levels.

SIBA portfolio: Membership benefits, research Spatial’s positioning in emerging technologies 

Harley Prowse (Geographic Business Solutions Ltd)


Harley is the co-owner and co-director of Geographic Business Solutions (GBS), based in Auckland since 2002. GBS offers a full range of GIS consulting and applications development services focussed on the Esri GIS platform. GBS is a Gold Esri Partner.

Harley has considerable experiences (since 1993) with respect to all aspects of GIS including project management, strategic planning, business analysis, user needs assessment, application design and development, and data analysis, integration and capture. Apart from a 2 year Environmental Science role at Waikato Regional Council, Harley's roles prior to founding GBS (with Tony Elson) were all in the private sector relating to software and consultancy. Harley's years of consulting experience have been across a range of industry sectors including Local an Central Government, Forestry, Agriculture, Utilities and Transport. Harley's primary roles within GBS are governance, business development and account management. Harley was a founding member of the Executive Committee for SIBA NZ.

SIBA portfolio: SIBA hosted events, growth in Education sector

Sam Drummond (Traverse)

Location matters because we can only be in one place at a time. Therefore people, property and businesses are most influenced by, the characteristics and opportunities near where they are.

Sam founded Traverse in 2015 to bring a confident understanding of location to every decision maker. He has over 10 years’ experience in business development, data integration and software delivery. He is passionate about partnering with businesses to put location information in its place as a trusted strategic solution empowering confident and accurate decision making.

SIBA Portfolio: Strategic Work Programme

Chris Morris (Abley)

Chris is a senior manager specialising in location intelligence and spatial analysis with over 20 years' experience.  Chris thrives on helping organisations realise their potential by putting technology to work for them.  With multi-disciplinary skills Chris acts as a strategic leader, consultant, business analyst, trainer, salesperson and manager, and is adapt at applying knowledge and expertise to achieve successful outcomes for clients.


Chris is the Spatial Group Manager at Abley, a specialist professional services company with unrivalled abilities in transportation planning and engineering, spatial and data intelligence. Abley empowers its clients to make effective decisions by providing clear, insightful advice.

Sharyn Richardson (Critchlow Ltd)

Sharyn is the Professional Services Manager at Critchlow, and as such, loves the challenge of ensuring all customers get benefit from and enjoy their spatial journey, no matter what stage they're at. Whether it's in an organisation that has had spatial technologies for years, or in a company that has never experienced the insights that spatial can bring, she enjoys the "wow" moment when people realise what a difference location can make to decision making. Over the years, she's been involved in all facets of location analysis, including Project Management, Business Analysis, data collection & maintenance, QA and technical analysis.

Catherine O'Shaughnessy (Eagle Technology)