The Institution of Surveyors Victoria enjoys a rich heritage – while also keeping an eye on the future success of the profession.
Get to know the people who work behind the scenes to ensure that the Institution lives up to its aims, objectives and values. Click through to peruse the ISV’s board members and executive profiles, or to read over our constitution and ongoing strategic plan.
KELLIE DEAN (PRESIDENT)
Kellie is Principal Surveyor at Spiire and has over 15 years’ experience in the Victorian property industry. Having been involved in some of Victoria’s most iconic property developments, she’s gained a unique understanding of surveying related project delivery.
After completing a Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Science (Environmental), Kellie began her career in 2001 joining Reeds Consulting. In 2004, she became only the seventh woman in Victoria to receive her surveyor’s license and is a strong, vocal advocate for women in the industry.
Kellie joined Spiire in 2016 in a leadership role that includes project management and ultimate responsibility for delivery.
Kellie is passionate about enhancing the profile of the surveying profession, and has been a keen participant and contributor to the ISV and the wider surveying community since her early days in the profession. She has been an advocate for the surveying profession on behalf of the Surveying Task Force and has presented at career events and secondary schools. Kellie has also been a guest lecturer at RMIT and the University of Melbourne.
Kellie enjoys spending time with her family, playing netball, water sports and beach holidays.
ANTON WYATT (VICE PRESIDENT & PRESIDENT ELECT)
Anton has been working as a Surveyor/Licensed Surveyor in Victoria since 2001 when he graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) in 2000.
Anton early career was focused on learning the profession of surveying where he worked with small scale surveying firms in Victoria which focused on cadastral surveying, construction and land development. Anton had a large range of experiences with working with professional title searchers, local government subdivision officers, architects and with small to midsize land developers in the inner Melbourne suburbs.
Anton also took some time out from Melbourne style surveying in 2005 and went to experience surveying oversea where he worked as a Construction Engineer/Survey Set-Out Engineer on the construction of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, London, England. Anton also spent some time working with local government in West London where he worked as a Traffic Engineer / Surveyor.
Since moving back from oversea in 2007 Anton focused on gaining his Licence to practice as a Licensed Land Surveyor in Victoria. Anton was successful with his Professional Training Agreement and was registered as a Licensed Land Surveyor with Registration Number #1996 in 2014.
Anton currently sits on the board of the ‘Surveying Taskforce’ as one of the two ISV representatives. The Surveying Taskforce is focused on the industry of surveying with Anton’s particular focus on raising the profile of the surveying industry within the local community. As part of this role Anton helped Melbourne University with a tutoring role in Cadastral Surveying.
In 2018, Anton is currently working with SMEC Australia where he is working as a Licenced Surveyor. Anton is currently involved with the Survey Project Management of large green field subdivision projects (500-2000 lot subdivisions) and is working closely with local authorities in giving advice on land development project.
Anton also has a keen interested in the future of surveying and how the industry can move along with current technology advancements with interest in such topics as ePlan, 3D-Scanning and Virtual Reality.
Outside of Anton’s passion for surveying he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Acacia and is a keen sports fan with particular interest in American Sports.
MARK HOWLEY (HONORARY SECRETARY)
Mark Howley L.S. has a Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering from the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2003. Whilst at university, Mark was heavily involved with the Melbourne University Geomatics Society (MUGS) including stints as both Secretary and President.
Upon graduating, Mark completed a graduate program at Melbourne Water before joining Hellier McFarland in late 2005. He became licensed in 2015. Recently, Mark has moved to Land Dimensions.
Within the profession, Mark has a keen interest in surveying history and the PTA process.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys cooking for his family, going to AFL games, and doing his best to avoid gardening.
MATTHEW HEEMSKERK (TREASURER)
Matthew works as a Licensed Surveyor for B.R. Smith Surveyors, a Surveying, Engineering and Town Planning consultancy based in Ringwood East.
Matthew completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) at RMIT in 2001 and obtained registration as a Licensed Surveyor in 2012.
Matthew specialises in providing land and property advice and survey services with a rural focus.
Matthew is a member of the Institution of Surveyors Victoria and joined the Board in 2013. Away from work, Matt enjoys his family life with his wife and kids. In his spare time Matt can be found working on his house or camping.
TOM CHAMPION (IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT)
Tom is a Licensed Surveyor with 18 years of experience in the Land Development and Civil Infrastructure sectors. He has gained a broad range of experience in complex building and land subdivisions, engineering surveying and consulting on issues relating to land status and development. His leadership, experience and expertise provide invaluable assistance and service to project stakeholders and the community.
As an Associate Director at Reeds Consulting Pty Ltd, he is responsible for delivering key business objectives, pursuing new opportunities and managing the expectations of its clients. He provides leadership to his survey colleagues to meet those business objectives, deliver project outcomes, and engage in mentoring relationships to enable them to develop professionally.
Being the President of the Institution of Surveyors Victoria (ISV), is an appointment that allows him to influence the betterment of the surveying profession through leadership and championing change. Most importantly it allows him to serve the community by contributing to the continual delivery of improvement and confidence in the property boundary system which underpins Victoria’s cadastral based, land administration economy.
MICHAEL WILSON (CSV PRESIDENT)
Born in Kyabram Victoria, Michael grew up in Deniliquin and was educated there, Carey Baptist Grammar in Kew, and RMIT.
Commencing employment with Eric Salter Land Surveyors in Kilmore, Michael subsequently worked at Beveridge Williams & Co in Ballarat and was articled to Colin Abram LS before obtaining registration in July 1995. Michael managed the Ballarat office for seven years before commencing his own practice, North Central Land Surveying in 2006 until merging with TGM Group in 2018. Michael joined the ACSV Board in February 2011 and is the current ACSV President. Michael is married with five children and resides in Learmonth.
ALAN TIMCKE (DIRECTOR)
Alan commenced his surveying career via National Service duty with the 2 Topo Survey Corps and as a casual chainman with the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.
In 1956 Alan became articled to Mr. A L Windsor in Bonnie Doon and enjoyed various SR&WSC postings.
Marriage, to the beautiful Barbara, saw a move to Heyfield prior to obtaining his Certificate of Competency and becoming a Licensed Surveyor.
Alan has worked for, with and at:
The Dandenong Valley Authority, SR&WSC Melbourne, Kerang – Superintendent Surveyor NW Region, Melbourne – Superintendent Surveyor Southern Region,
In 1990 the Survey Corps ‘folded’ and Alan left the Survey Regiment after 30+ years involvement and mapping in the Northern Territory.
The SR&WSC Survey Division was disbanded 1994 and Alan went in to private practice with Doug McIntosh – a very competent former SEC surveyor.
Alan remains in private practice with Doug specialising in engineering, dam surveillance and cadastral work in (mostly northern) Vic and for Goulburn-Murray Water.
Alan’s non-survey life revolves around family, tuba playing with Oakleigh and Stonnington bands, Wagner and Gilbert & Sullivan.
DOUG GOW (DIRECTOR)
Prior to commencing his own business, Doug had a range of project experience, including Road and Freeway Construction in Wodonga and Papua New Guinea, large construction buildings for a Paper Mill in Albury and Australian Animal Heath Laboratories in Geelong.
He also undertook cadastral Surveys in Papua New Guinea, NSW & Victoria following the commencement of Douglas Gow & Associates which ran for 21 years until it was sold to a Downer EDI Consulting company.
During this time Doug also commenced two other succesful businesses Habitat Planning (specialist Town Planning Consultants) & Advanced Dimensional Solutions (specializing in high precision large envelope measurement tasks), he also undertook property developments in his own right.
Doug’s recent roles have been in Business Development and now at the Select Group, providing end to end solutions for developers through combined services of Architecture, Planning, Survyeing, Project Management and Urban Design.
Scientific, – Australian Synchrotron Project, Design & Simulation of the Survey network. Installation of magnets
Aerospace – Boeing 787, Fishermans Bend – Installation of equipment and Tooling verification
Developer – Premier Close Industrial Estate, Wodonga
Earthen Dam Wall deformation – Lake Hume,
Re-establishing the natural boundary of Sydney Harbour
Complex Subdivisions – Mixed Used Building, Golf Estate and Tourist Developments
Planning – Residential Subdivision, with Environmental and Cultural Constraints, 240 Lot Coffs Harbour NSW
Introducing young people to Surveying and seeing their careers progress.
PETER SULLIVAN (SRBV REPRESENTATIVE)
Peter Sullivan is a licensed surveyor in Victoria. An active member of the surveying profession, Peter brings approximately 20 years’ experience as a director of various Victorian surveying firms, and over 30 as a member of the surveying profession in Victoria. During that time, Peter has represented the profession through the ISV on many industry related committees, including committees relating to the updating of legislation concerning the governance and regulation of surveying, and the subdivisional process.
Peter was the president of the ISV in 2004, has previously sat on committee for 13 years in two stints, has been the editor of Traverse since 2005, and is a Fellow of the ISV.
Peter became licensed in 1981 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) in 1979 at RMIT. He was a registered surveyor in NSW between 1990 and 1994.
Peter has extensive experience in the land development industry in Victoria. Peter has extensive knowledge of the subdivision of land and buildings, law relating to the creation and removal of easements and rights, adverse possession and amendment of titles.
Peter now is responsible for, and leads the Victorian survey group of Cardno, a large multi-national environmental consultancy.
Peter is also a member of ACSV and VEPLA, and is active in other company based development industry bodies.
GRACE MULCAHY (RMIT UNIVERSITY STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE)
Grace is currently studying her 3rd year of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying)(Hons) at RMIT. Alongside her studies, she is active as the Vice-President of the Geospatial Science Students Association and adores the surveying and geospatial community of the university and beyond.
Working as a surveyor for Veris Australia, Grace’s experience on the Metro Tunnel Project has sparked a passion for construction and tunnel surveying – a passion she hopes will lead her on to a myriad of projects around the globe. Surveying has already brought her to Melbourne, a long way from her hometown of Beaufort, Victoria.
A country girl at heart, Grace relishes the sunshine and the outdoors despite her aptitude for sunburn. Grace spends her free time wishing she had her own bassoon or saxophone, so just listens to music instead and nurtures her balcony garden.
DESMOND ZHANG (UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE)
Desmond is a final-year Master of Engineering (Spatial) student at The University of Melbourne. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (Spatial Systems) degree in 2017.
During his studies, he has gained several surveying and GIS experiences through internships and work, especially in the urban forestry background. Desmond commenced an internship with Parks Victoria as a member of the Werribee Park Rangers team. He successfully mapped Werribee Park and Point Cook Coastal Park to help with the horticultural contracts. Following the internship, he has been a part-time spatial analyst with Tree Dimensions to explore the applications of GIS in the urban forestry and tree health assessment contexts.
In 2017, Desmond was also a part of the pilot project by Infrastructure Services of The University of Melbourne to conduct a feature survey of the garden beds and planting areas of the Parkville campus of the university. He is also working as a tutor in an undergraduate-level spatial subject at the university in 2019.
Desmond is currently a committee member of the Melbourne University Geomatics Club. He is passionate about getting more involved in the surveying industry, serving his fellow students and contributing to the spatial major at the university.
RUSSELL DOUTHAT (DIRECTOR)
After obtaining his degree from the RMIT, Russell has worked around Victoria obtaining experience in Melbourne, the Western District around Warrnambool, and the states northern border, mallee and irrigation country between Echuca and Swan Hill, before moving to the states North East border area (Wodonga) where he has worked since 2007.
As well as being licensed in Victoria, Russell has experience and Registration in New South Wales, and has been involved with the determination of the State Border in that area.
Russell has never frowned from being on a committee, having been on several; and on weekends over winter can regularly be seen at his local football club helping out. He is a regular commuter to Melbourne where he catches up with family there.
CLINT JOSEPH (DIRECTOR)
Clint Joseph graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Geoinformatics and Surveying (hons) in 2000, receiving the Institution of Surveyors, Australia Excellence in Surveying Award (student) for his final year research project. Whilst at university Clint was awarded the ISASA R.W. Paynter Prize and was a student representative for the surveying and affiliated courses.
Clint commenced his surveying career in Warrnambool and obtained his registration to became a Licensed Surveyor in 2006.
In December 2007, Clint remained in Warrnambool and founded Joseph Land Surveying Pty Ltd providing survey and land development consultancy within Warrnambool and South West Victoria. Clint provides ISV with experience obtained from being a director of a private consultancy that represents private clientele, local governments and service authorities. Clint has a broad knowledge of surveying, land development and law relating to surveying whilst also bringing with him excellent communication and consultancy skills with an enthusiasm for inclusion and education.
Clint has been an active member of the regional ISV Glenelg Grampians Group holding several committee positions and regularly attends to promote surveying within the Warrnambool and district secondary school career information nights.
Outside of work Clint enjoys spending time with his wife and their two very active young children travelling, attending sporting events, camping, swimming, fishing, surfing and keeping up with friends and family. Clint is an active member of his local community, regularly donating his time to local school events, charity appeals, sporting organisations and annual festivals. Clint is a volunteer Surf Life Saver at the Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club, where he is a past board member and club chief instructor. Clint is still involved in training and assessment, is the water safety coordinator for the local junior (nipper) program and officiates at local and state carnivals.
JONATHAN NEILSON (DIRECTOR)
Since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering in 2004, Jonathan has gained extensive experience in the fields of Cadastral & Civil Surveying. Throughout his career so far, he has been responsible for various challenging projects in the Gippsland area, surrounding high country, and projects around Melbourne. Jonathan obtained registration as a Licensed Surveyor in 2012.
Jonathan has operated his own small consultancy, Gippsland Licensed Surveyors, having taken over Christopher C. Morris & Associates in 2014, which has serviced West Gippsland since 1981.
Outside of work Jonathan enjoys quality family time with his wife and young son and daughter. He also enjoys sport, camping and fishing.’
LINDA PORTER (DIRECTOR)
Linda has been a Licensed Surveyor in Victoria since November 2003 after graduating from RMIT with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) in 2000.
She has worked in both urban and rural environments on a wide range of projects.
Linda has been a member of the Institution of Surveyors since 1997 and joined the Board as the representative for the North Central Regional Group in 2017.
Outside of work, Linda loves to spend time with her husband and three daughters.
ANDREW HUMPHRIES (DIRECTOR)
Andrew has worked as a surveyor in urban land development since 2004, where his interest in Victoria’s land tenure system was sparked. His time has since been dedicated to furthering his knowledge of cadastral surveying and his enthusiasm has led to work on complex projects across Victoria.
In 2009 he returned to study and received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) with honors at RMIT University. Andrew also received the RMIT 3rd Field Survey Company (Australian Imperial Forces) Association Award.
In 2018 Andrew completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration at The University of Melbourne (Melbourne Business School).
GARY WHITE (EXECUTIVE OFFICER)
Gary commenced as our Institution’s Executive Officer on 25 January 2010.
With extensive administration and finance experience, enhanced by roles at the Commonwealth Bank, The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and Monash University, Gary brings with him a passion for process, policy and member based organisations.
Gary’s brief is to provide an overview of policy and procedures to ensure the ongoing success and relevance of the Institution, together with enhanced Member benefits.
ANNIE FORSTER (ADMINISTRATOR)
Through a career spanning finance, media, construction, arts and health industries, Annie is a membership association specialist.
She has vast experience in the not for profit sector in Board secretarial support, event management, sponsorship & sales, membership management, project management, website editing and office administration.
Annie has completed studies at Macquarie University and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Outside work, she is an avid lover of jazz and keen supporter of public radio.