Mr. Simon Costello

Simon Costello leads the National Location Information Branch at Geoscience Australia. He is responsible for many of the national datasets which underpin decision-making by defence, border protection, environmental management and economic development activities in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region. He works closely with states, territories, other Australian Government agencies, and international partners to ensure those national datasets can be used appropriately and across borders. Simon’s 20-year career includes experience with Geoscience Australia, PSMA Australia, and the United Nations, and membership of national and regional working groups. Simon was Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping for Australia and New Zealand between 2018 and 2020.

Mr. Simon Costello