Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Board Members

Mr Craig L. Sandy

Chairperson 
 
Mr Sandy, a licensed surveyor, is the Surveyor-General of Victoria, and as such is the primary government authority on surveying and the cadastre. 
 
The Surveyor-General fulfils a range of statutory roles and responsibilities dealing with land and property boundaries. 
 
Mr Sandy is also a member of the following Commissions and Committees in Victoria: 

- Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission
- Federal Redistribution Committee for Victoria
- Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping

He graduated as a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) from the South Australia Institute of Technology (now University of South Australia) in 1988 and was initially licensed in Queensland in 1995.

 

Mr Sandy has more than 20 years' cadastral surveying service in both the public and private sectors and was the Surveyor-General of the Northern Territory from 2014 to July 2017.

 

Ms Michele Russo

Licensed Surveyor Member

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

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Ms Michele Russo has been a licensed surveyor in Victoria since 2012 and is the moderator of the Cadastral Law Project. Ms Russo started with Land Registration Services (LRS) in 2007 after graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering (Hons). Since starting with LRS, she has undertaken various roles within Government as an Assistant Registrar of Titles (status achieved in 2009) and Licensed Surveyor.

 

In 2014 she worked at Goulburn-Murray Water as Property Project Officer (Surveys) for the Connections Project, returning to LRS in 2015 and currently holds a position in the Office of Surveyor-General Victoria.

Ms Rachael Musgrave-Evans

Licensed Surveyor Member

 
Rachael Musgrave-Evans has been a licensed surveyor in Victoria since 1992 and a Licensed Surveyor Member of the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria since 2008.  She is the moderator of the Rural Cadastral Project as well as the Professional Assessment Project. 
 
Ms Musgrave-Evans has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying with Distinction (RMIT) and a Master of Social Science in Environment and Planning (RMIT).   She has experience in urban and rural cadastral surveying in both the public and private sectors.  She is the Managing Director of Musgrave-Evans and Gilbert Consulting Pty Ltd; a Land Surveying and Town Planning consultancy in Central Victoria.
  
Ms Musgrave-Evans does some lecturing in Cadastral Surveying at RMIT and also in Residential Land Development at the University of Melbourne.
  
She is a member of the Institution of Surveyors Victoria, the Association of Consulting Surveyors Victoria and the Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr Peter Sullivan

Licensed Surveyor Member

   
Mr Sullivan is a licensed surveyor in Victoria.  He brings over 30 years' experience as a member of the surveying profession in Victoria.
 
Mr Sullivan was the Institution of Surveyors Victoria (ISV) president in 2004, and is a Fellow of that Institution.  He became licensed in 1981 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) in 1979 at RMIT.  He was also licensed in NSW between 1990 and 1994.
 
Mr Sullivan has extensive experience in the land development industry in Victoria and 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.
 
Mr Sullivan is also a member of the Association of Consulting Surveyors Victoria and the Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association, and is active in other company based development industry bodies.
 
Mr Sullivan now is responsible for, and leads the Victorian survey group of Cardno, a large multi-national environmental consultancy.

Dr Elizabeth Boros

Lawyer Member

 

Dr Elizabeth Boros has a commercial practice at the Victorian bar.  Before commencing at the bar in 2009, she held the Sir Keith Aickin Chair of Company Law at Monash University.  

Dr Boros is a member of the Admissions Committee of the Legal Services Council and chairs the Victorian Legal Admissions Academic Course Appraisal Committee. She is also a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council’s Business Law Section and of the executive of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria.

 

Her former roles include terms as a director of ASX Supervisory Review Pty Ltd, as an External Expert to the Law Department at the London School of Economics, and as a member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and its Legal Committee, the executive of the Law Council’s Business Law Section and of the Council of Legal Education.

Dr Donald Grant

Academic Member

 

Dr Grant is a licensed surveyor (non-practising) in Victoria and Associate Professor in Geospatial Science at RMIT University.  He is program leader for the surveying and geospatial undergraduate degree programs at RMIT and teaches cadastral studies, surveying and geodesy.  He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, the Institution of Surveyors Victoria and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.  

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Canterbury University, a Diploma in Surveying from Otago University and a PhD in Surveying from the University of New South Wales.  He registered as a surveyor in New Zealand in 1979 and remained as a New Zealand Licensed Cadastral Surveyor until moving to Victoria in 2014.  

Dr Grant was appointed Deputy Surveyor-General of New Zealand in 1996 and Surveyor-General in 2004.  He held the position of Surveyor-General through to 2014.  As Surveyor-General he was also an ex-officio member of the New Zealand Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board and Chair of the New Zealand Geographic Board.  

He was elected a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors in 2007 and was Chair of the Australasian Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping from 2010 to 2012. 

Ms Jennifer de Vos

Property Owner/Developer Member

 

Ms Jennifer de Vos is an experienced senior executive in the Australian Retail Property Industry with thirty years’ experience across a broad range of asset classes, from green field sites to neighbourhood centres and regional multi complexes.  

Ms de Vos has substantial experience as a non-executive director in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors.  She is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms de Vos graduated as a Master of Property from RMIT University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Business (Deakin University) in 1993.

 
Dr Linda Turner
Community Member
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Dr Linda Turner is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and business academic. 

She is currently a member of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) Board, the Finance and Risk Committee and the Accreditation Committee. Dr Turner is also a member of the Optometry Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework Reference Group. 

Dr Turner is a sessional tutor/lecturer and mentor at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Business and Economics. She is a co-founder and current Chair of a business network WOMANZ (Women of Australia and New Zealand). 

Her previous roles include Executive Director of the New Zealand Victoria Business Group (NZVBG), and Head of the Business School at two Institutes of Technology in New Zealand. Linda has had previous leadership and board roles in the accountancy profession (16 years), and governance in the not-for-profit, health, social and regulatory government sectors (9 years). She is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
 

 
The Secretariat

The Board is supported by a small Secretariat led by Mr Alan Smith, Executive Officer.  

Mr Smith is assisted by Ms Anita Rudelj, Administration Officer (Monday to Friday), Mr Daniel Reid, Administration Officer (Monday to Thursday) and Ms Candice Shao, Finance Officer (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).

The Secretariat's executive and administrative services are currently provided through the Office of Surveyor-General Victoria, a business unit of Land Use Victoria, within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
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