The Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA), the peak professional body for the geospatial sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Honourable Kate Lundy, HonLittD, GAICD, as its new Independent Non-Executive Director. Kate’s extensive and diverse career background, spanning politics, technology, and corporate governance, makes her a compelling addition to the GCA’s Board of Directors.
With a distinguished career exceeding 19 years as a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Kate is renowned for her unwavering commitment to public service and her substantial influence in shaping information and communications policy. Possessing high-level skills in governance, strategic planning, and a vast network of industry and government connections, Kate is poised to play a crucial role in advancing the GCA’s mission of promoting excellence, inclusivity, and strategic growth within the geospatial sector.
Her journey includes receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the Australian National University in recognition of her exceptional contributions to the field. Beyond her political tenure, Kate has seamlessly transitioned into corporate leadership, currently serving on the boards of several significant organisations, including the Australian Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, the Canberra Institute of Technology, Electro Optical Systems, NRMA, and the National Youth Science Forum.
Paul Digney, President of the GCA, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Kate Lundy to the GCA board. Her extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, coupled with her passion for technology and innovation, will undoubtedly strengthen our organisation’s leadership and contribute to our mission of promoting excellence and inclusivity within the geospatial sector.”
In accepting her appointment, Kate Lundy shared her vision for her role on the GCA board: “I am honoured to join the GCA during this transformative phase following the merger of SIBA and SSSI. I see this consolidation as an inspiring step forward, and I am committed to continuing the legacy of visionary leaders like Peter Woodgate. My focus is on fostering the relevance and impact of the geospatial sector, and I look forward to working collaboratively with our members to drive excellence and innovation in our industry.”
Kate’s passion for enhancing Australia’s national strategic interests through critical technologies aligns perfectly with the GCA’s mission, promising to lead the organisation toward a more inclusive, impactful, and vibrant geospatial future.