21 September 2015, Carter Jonas’ expert national GIS and mapping team, which is now wholly based in its 95 people strong Oxford office, has been strengthened with the appointment of Andy Williams as partner, head of GIS and mapping, and the addition of five new recruits to bring its total to eight.
A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and chartered geographer, Andy has joined from the British Army where he served for 18 years, most recently at the Royal School of Military Survey in Thatcham where he was a senior instructor, and also chief geographic officer for the MOD’s support in the 2012 Olympics. Andy’s remit is to grow the firm’s delivery of GIS and mapping services both internally as it supports it commercial, planning and development, residential, rural teams and also its research and data teams, and externally to provide direct consultancy services for developers, investors, landowners, and the professional services industry.
Carter Jonas has also appointed Gemma Young, Michael Lelliot and Laura Witherford as mapping technicians. Lucy Wenzel has joined as land referencer, and Jess Hall has relocated from the Shrewsbury office to join as land referencer. They join Ian Macey, associate, who will continue to run the land referencing and boundary surveys, and Kathryn Upson, mapping technician, to bring the national GIS and Mapping team to eight.
Mark Hall-Digweed, partner, head of infrastructures, Carter Jonas said: “We have bolstered our national GIS and mapping team as part of Vision 2020, our corporate growth strategy. Andy’s appointment brings new skills to the team and he will also be responsible for producing a roadmap to ensure that the firm is Building Information Modelling (“BIM”) compliant. Demand for our services from both our internal and external clients is at its highest it has ever been. Thanks to all our new recruits and our existing team, we have a central and cohesive team which is able to continue to provide expert GIS analysis and mapping, and service speculative and future work.”
Andy Williams, partner, head of GIS and mapping, Carter Jonas said: “I’m delighted to have joined Carter Jonas’ enterprise GIS and mapping team. I aim to utilise my cross-Government links and my experience of working very closely with Ordnance Survey to provide geographic consultancy services that help Government services and private clients harness location information.
“My vision for the GIS & Mapping team is to be the biggest seller of referencing services to infrastructure development across the country. We already work hand in hand with firmwide teams for their clients using GIS analysis to identify the optimum locations for strategic national assets, and finding good locations for new businesses, houses, infrastructures. We have a great team in place which will be able to deliver the vision as we grow the business.”