Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB is working internationally as a senior advisor to governments, inter-governmental organizations including the World Bank and large private sector organizations.
In addition, Vanessa is a Non-Executive Director of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and AI and the Satellite Applications Catapult and on the Advisory Boards of Seraphim Space LLP, the Space venture capital fund and the Urban Big Data Centre.
From 2000-2014, she was Director General and CEO Ordnance Survey, Britain’s National Mapping Authority. From 2011-2015, she was a founding co-chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). Her prior experience was with global companies in the private sector.
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