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New member appointed to the GeoPlace Board

Posted: 14 January 2019

GeoPlace is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bragg to its Board. GeoPlace LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership jointly owned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey.

The GeoPlace Board consists of two members from the LGA and two from Ordnance Survey and they set the overall strategic direction and policy of GeoPlace.

Paul is Chief Financial Officer at Ordnance Survey and has a strong background in financial management. Prior to his role at Ordnance Survey, Paul was VP and CFO at CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), where he was responsible for finance, IT and commercial growth in the Europe Middle East and Africa region. In that role, Paul was a part of the global management team that drove revenue growth, mergers and acquisitions; supporting the achievement of the business strategy.

Nick Chapallaz, GeoPlace's Managing Director reports to the Board and in welcoming Paul's appointment to the Board Nick said: "Our relationship with our managing partners is vital to the success of the GeoPlace. We work closely with Ordnance Survey on a day-to-day basis in developing and enhancing AddressBase and the OS MasterMap Highways products. This also provides invaluable insight into the commercial markets for this data, which is essential for our developing business strategy. Paul brings GeoPlace expertise in business growth and the rollout of highly successful managed services, together with strategic partnership working. I am looking forward to working with him."

Paul joins Claire Holloway and Juliet Whitworth from the LGA and John Kimmance from Ordnance Survey onto the GeoPlace Board.

GeoPlace LLP is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace is a world class expert in address and street information management, working internationally as well as in the UK to help our partners and customers maximise the value of their spatial information for better decision making. GeoPlace maintains a national infrastructure that supports the address and street information needs of the public and private sectors. Its work relies heavily on close working relationships with every local authority in England and Wales. This relationship has been developed over 15 years, to build the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and National Street Gazetteer. Ordnance Survey develops the range of AddressBase products from the National Address Gazetteer and OS MasterMap Highways Network from the NSG. Both datasets underpin efficient and effective services, bringing direct service delivery benefits to users.

Paul Bragg to its Board. GeoPlace LLP
Paul Bragg appointed to GeoPlace LLP Board
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