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SolR committees
& Advisory Groups

Our core objectives are identified and coordinated by committees made up of SoLR members.

The purpose, structure and objectives of each committee is set out within it's terms of reference. 

Definitions:

  • Sub-Committee – groups of at least 3 SoLR members formed to deliver a specific sets of objectives

  • Advisory Group – group of at least 3 SoLR members or non-members formed to discuss a specific expert/ technical topic and advise a third-party decision maker or decision making process

  • Society of Land Referencers (SoLR) (The Society)

  • The Board  – the executive management committee of the Society of Land Referencers

  • Members – Subscribed members of the Society of Land Referencers as prescribed in the Articles of Association

                SoLR model terms of reference for a committee or advisory group

Board

Exec Committee
Mark Aanensen

Co-founder and Board Chair

Simon Harth

Co-founder and Board Director

Lynn Arthurs

Board Director

Chris Simpson

Co-founder and Board Director

The SoLR board of directors exists primarily to enable the operation, governance and strategic direction of the organisation, and to adopt objectives and outputs under advice from the SoLR Committee:

  • Manage membership and collect subscriptions

  • Financial budgeting and treasury

  • Compliance with the SoLR constitution and policies

  • Branding and marketing

  • Management of suppliers

  • Communications and reporting

  • Oversight of sub-committee and advisory group functions

Committee

The SoLR Committee comprises the chairs of each of the SoLR Sub-Committees and Board members.  The principal role of the Committee is to offer collaboration across our Sub-Committees and collectively review and seek to approve Sub-Committee outputs.

Nick Crowther

SoLR Committee Chair

Sophie Quitmann

Careers Sub-Committee Chair

Simon Harth

Co-founder and Board Director

Mike Crowther

Identity Sub-Committee Chair

Mark Aanensen

Co-founder and Board Chair

Ashley Parry Jones

Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee Chair

Chris Simpson

Co-founder and Board Director

Sam McAleese

Professional Engagement Sub-Committee Chair

Joshua Brown

Community Sub-Committee Chair

Community

Sub-Committee
Joshua Brown

Community Sub-Committee Chair

Katie Pollard

Issie Goodwin

Chloe Barrett

Alex Crow

Our dedicated Community Committee bring our members together  from across the industry,  and are tasked with planning professional networking and CPD events for the land referencing community. Some of the main objectives of the committee are:
  • Engage with SoLR members and the wider land referencing community
  • Organise events that support career development and connect people across the industry
  • Help to raise the profile of land referencing in the wider infrastructure development industry
  • Facilitate networking
Working alongside our community committee, we also have a team of Office Representatives. As a society, we have members from across the UK, working for a range of companies in a range of places.  Our Reps help us with planning and coordinating events throughout different locations to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage.  If you believe your office has not yet got a Rep, or if you would like to become an Office Rep then please get in touch with our Community Committee.

Community Reps

Shannen Heaney (Jacobs) London

Fred Newson (WSP) London

Dan Pugh (Dalcour Maclaren) Crewe

Jack Parris (Jacobs) Manchester

Christopher Askey (Mott MacDonald) Leeds

Katie Pollard (Mott MacDonald) Birmingham

Vincente De Faria (WSP) Birmingham  

Michael Gerrard (Jacobs) Cardiff

Nasia Lupini (WSP) Belfast

Standards and Ethics

Sub-Committee
Ashley Parry Jones

Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee Chair

Vicky Bramhill

Joanne Ziemelis

John Gannon

Alexander Sutcliffe

Greg Eacock

Our Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee supports and promotes the land referencing profession.  It seems reasonable that, as an industry authority on land referencing, SoLR should establish accepted definitions that clearly describe our work.  The Standards Sub-Committee will consider what standards might be usefully required and attempt to define, maintain and share these.  It will not however involve itself in the determination of appropriate methodologies to achieve these standards as these are a matter for individual practitioners and land referencing firms.  The Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee will also take ownership of SoLR’s Code of Practice.  
 
The SoLR Board has asked Ashley Parry Jones, an industry leader and experienced land referencing professional of 30 years standing and author of published works on the matter, to chair the new Standards Sub-Committee.  Experienced SoLR land referencers are invited to apply to join the Standards Sub-Committee in the hope that a representative consensus may be achieved from across our profession.  If you believe you can contribute and represent your colleagues on the Standards Sub-Committee then please contact Ashley.

Professional Engagement

Sub-Committee
Sam McAleese

Professional Engagement Sub-Committee Chair

Sukhdip Somal

Sarah Joss

Alex Crow

Our Professional Engagement Sub-Committee to supports and helps develop members of the Land Referencing profession. This sub-committee will allow SoLR to utilise the knowledge and experience of complementary groups and bodies related to the Land Referencing discipline whilst creating and engaging in new professional relationships. This professional engagement will also aim to facilitate the formation of new formal accreditation and chartership routes for land referencing professionals by involving the wider industry.

The SoLR Board has asked Sam McAleese, a chartered geographer and experienced land consultant, to chair the new Standards Sub-Committee. Those interested in engaging with complementary industries and bodies are invited to apply to join the Professional Engagement Sub-Committee to begin to develop these new relationships.  If you believe you can contribute and represent your colleagues on the Professional Engagement Sub-Committee then please contact Sam.

Identity

Sub-Committee
Mike Crowther

Identity Sub-Committee Chair

Rose Bowdery

Ben Joss

James Harvey

Sam Catling

SoLR envisions a future where we are a thriving and welcoming community of professionals who are passionate about our work and committed to making a difference.

 

The SoLR Board has asked Mike Crowther, an industry leader and experienced land referencing professional of 30 years to form a new SoLR Identity Sub-Committee which aims to present to the outside world a vision of land referencing as a field that is inclusive, innovative, and impactful. We want to show the world that our work is essential to solving some of the most pressing problems in infrastructure development and regeneration.

 

Working in collaboration with the Professional Standards and Ethics, and Engagement Sub-Committees, we believe that we have the remit to undertake what we want to do to achieve our vision, collectively making a significant difference in the field of land referencing.

 

If you believe you can contribute and represent your colleagues on the Identity Sub-Committee then please contact Mike.

Careers

Sub-Committee
Sophie Quitmann

Careers Sub-Committee Chair

Ben Ellis

Katie Pollard

Yinka Fedden

Ben Anderson

Faye Wiggins

Jenny Keay

Nathan McCarthy

The SoLR Careers Committee officially launched in September 2022 with members from across the industry working towards the following aims:

 

  • ​​Actively promote land referencing as a practice and credible career 

  • ​Promote the retention of land referencing skills within the industry 

  • ​Safeguard for the future and ensure the viability of the Land Referencing Apprenticeship

  • ​Provide material and resources in support of the Land Referencing Apprenticeship 

  • ​Establish and coordinate learning and development and outreach opportunities for members (CPD) 

As this committee will have a careers focus, we would like to have representation from across the organisations our members work for. If you would like to be involved, please contact Victoria.

Access the SoLR SharePoint

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The SoLR SharePoint enables collaboration and sharing of information in a familiar environment, between our committee members.

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