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Board Members

The Surveyor’s Trust is managed by a trustee — ACT Administration Limited.

The current Directors of ACT Administration Limited are:

Anthony Schmidt


Graduated in 1989 and then commenced and became Director/Manager of AJS Surveys in 1995, a boutique small to medium Surveying, Planning and Development company, servicing small to large clients in all forms of development.

Has been involved with ISA Young surveyors and Consulting Surveyors-Qld between 1998-2002, and became Director of the Trust in 2016, being the chair since late 2017.

Anthony's background and expertise is primarily in Cadastral and Engineering surveying.

Michael Blain


Michael Blain joined the Surveying industry in 2007 in a finance and management role. Michael brought with him 10 years of business and financial management experience from across a number of industry sectors both in Australia and the UK.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Law, is a part owner and managing director of a multi office surveying firm operating across Queensland and New South Wales in urban, regional and remote regions.

Michael has been a Director of the Surveyors Trust since 2018.

Dale Atkinson


Dale has enthusiasm, energy and understands the need to always provide exceptional customer service to his clients both big and small.

He is one of the youngest to acquire his Certificate of Registration with Consulting Endorsement with the Surveyors Board of Queensland, and his capacity for hard work together with his emphasis on the detail of plans certainly makes him a respected professional.

Jack De Lange


Jack has over 40 years experience in the spatial information industry from field surveyor to senior management positions in government and private enterprise including Spatial Information Technology Enterprises, Qasco Pty Ltd and Spatial Industries Business Association. Includes a stint as a Quality Management consultant and, since 1996, management of business associations in the industry.

Jack is the Director of Australian Copyright Trust.

Alistair Byrom


Alistair commenced his tertiary education in surveying in 1985, culminating in obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Surveying. He then gained Cadastral Endorsement from the Surveyors Board of Qld in 1991 and Consulting Endorsement in 2007. During his time in the profession, Alistair worked on numerous projects in SE Qld and Far North Qld where he work for few years in the late 90’s.
Prior to joining Veris, Alistair was Managing Director of a well-respected Brisbane based firm Goodwin Midson.


Alistair have an affinity with land law, as it relates to surveying, this has led him into forensic consulting.  He prepared numerous Expert Reports for the Supreme Court, Land Court and the Planning & Environment Court. 

During his professional career, Alistair volunteered his time to the profession and have played an active role on many advisory committees, been the local Chairman for SIBA and is currently in his second year as National Chairman for SIBA. Alistair has been awarded as 2010 Qld Spatial Professional of the Year, 2015 SIBA Chair Award for Service to Industry and awarded a Fellow of SSSI in 2016.

Mark Billsborough


Mark is the Managing Director and General Manager of Bennett + Bennett. 

He has over twenty (20) years’ experience in the surveying industry and was previously responsible for the Operations and Human Resources teams within the company. 

Mark joined Bennett + Bennett in 2010 as a Project Manager and was appointed Managing Director in 2018. 

Mark has a strong and varied survey background with substantial experience in urban development, infrastructure, mining and resources projects.

Simon White CEO


Simon White is an Australian business identity with a background in Law Enforcement, Debt Recovery and International Project Management. Simon currently consults to a number of key national and international organisations across a range of high level business engagement models. He is the CEO of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce in Brisbane, where he works along side business and government to enhance trade relationships between these two countries. Within WhiteCorp International, Simon drives the success and profile of the organisation through deepening the wide range of worldwide networks and relationships that are the lifeblood of the company.

Cherry Abadeza
Admin Assistant


Cherry Abadeza is a Filipino virtual assistant with a background in teaching and in BPO industry. She is working remotely from the Philippines for AICC-QLD for over six years as Admin Assistant/Event Coordinator. She is working alongside AICC’s CEO. Her expertise includes event management, office administration, social media and project management. She also works with The Gold Coast Innovation Hub in event planning, member services and office administration.

Cherry has experience in stakeholder management, board secretariate, high level communications, database management, CRM campaigns, booking management, venue logistics and event budgets.

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