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Neil Ackroyd

Acting Director General and Chief Executive

In April 2014 Neil took over the role of Acting Director General and Chief Executive at Ordnance Survey. He also retains his role as Director of Operations, where he leads the organisation’s gathering of information from across Great Britain to maintain and update our digital mapping database and is also responsible for the cartographic production activity within the business.

Neil was previously employed by the GPS and location-based services company Trimble® as their European, Middle East and African (EAME) Technical Director and as the responsible business manager for the construction and machine control market segments.

He was heavily involved in the adoption of GPS across many varied downstream applications during a period of rapid growth for the company. Neil is the author of many papers and the book Global Navigation: A GPS user’s guide.

Neil is also the representative member for Trading Funds on the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) and Ordnance Survey’s representative Director on the Board of Geoplace LLP.

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