Background to GeoPlace
GeoPlace LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership jointly owned by the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government (trading as Local Government Improvement and Development) and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace LLP is incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number OC359627 with a registered office at Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS.
The GeoPlace Board sets the overall strategic direction and policy of GeoPlace and consists of four non executive members all of whom have one vote.
Two are appointed by Local Government, one of whom is nominated as Chair:
Two are appointed by Ordnance Survey:
- Daniel Goodwin, Executive Director for Local Government Finance and Policy, Local Government Association (Chair)
- Helen Platts, Head of Business Development, Local Government Association
Richard Mason is the Managing Director and reports to the GeoPlace board.
- John Kimmance, Head of Business Sales and Support, Ordnance Survey
- Neil Ackroyd, Director of Data Collection and Management, Ordnance Survey
The LGA is an organisation that is run by its members. It is a political organisation because it is the elected representatives from all the different political parties that direct the organisation through boards and panels. However, it always strives to agree a common cross-party position on issues and to speak with one voice on behalf of local government.
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency.
Government initiative for national addressing
GeoPlace: A partnership approach