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LINZ appoints new Surveyor-General

LINZ appoints new Surveyor-General

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Chief Executive Peter Mersi today announced the appointment of Mark Dyer to the roles of Surveyor-General and, by extension, Chair of the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB).

The Office of the Surveyor-General sits within LINZ. It sets standards for the cadastral and geodetic survey systems, and monitors and audits compliance with those standards. The Surveyor-General is also ex-officio Chair of the NZGB.

“Mr Dyer has been in professional survey practice since 1986 working in Auckland and Bay of Plenty survey and planning consultancy firms,” Mr Mersi says.

“Currently Managing Director of Rotorua-based survey and planning consultancy Canmap Hawley Limited, he holds graduate qualifications in surveying and post graduate qualifications in resource and environmental planning.”

Mr Dyer’s career includes roles as a Hydrographic Officer with the Royal New Zealand Navy, President and Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, and membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Mr Mersi also farewelled outgoing Surveyor-General Dr Don Grant, who will take up an Associate Professor role at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

“In a Public Service career spanning nearly 40 years, Don has built an impressive record of achievements – including preparing new rules for cadastral survey in response to the Canterbury earthquakes, helping LINZ to become the country’s first organisation to use GPS technology for surveying purposes, and working with the UN to set and define the border between Iraq and Kuwait.

“In his role as NZGB Chair, he has guided the NZGB – and LINZ – through the resolution of the naming of ‘Whanganui’ (Wanganui) and the official naming of the two main islands of New Zealand.

“I congratulate Dr Grant on his illustrious career – wishing him all the best for his future in Australia – and I look forward to working with Mark Dyer as he leads the OSG and NZGB into the future,” Mr Mersi says.

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