Our Board Members

The Board consists of eight members appointed by Governor in Council.

Six members of the Board must be surveyors consisting of:

  • three cadastral surveyors;
  • one surveyor directly involved in teaching surveying;
  • one cadastral surveyor employed by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines; and
  • one other surveyor.

Two Board members represent the interests of the community in the conduct and practice of the profession.


Peter Murphy – Chair

B.Surv (UQ), FSSSI, Reg Surv (Cad, Eng, Cons), GAICD

Peter is a Director and an owner of consulting survey and town planning firm Brazier Motti which operates across North Queensland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Surveying from the University of Queensland in 1979 and has subsequently obtained additional postgraduate qualifications in Surveying and Mapping Studies from UQ, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter commenced his professional career with the Australian Government moving to private practice in 1991.

Glenn Campbell – Chief Examiner

B.Sc., B.App.Sc (Surv), PhD, Reg Surv (Cad)

Glenn currently lectures in surveying and spatial science at the University of Southern Queensland. He is a Registered Cadastral Surveyor with experience in urban and rural practice.

Russell Priebbenow – Administration & Legislation Convenor

B.Surv (Hons), PhD (UQ), FSSSI, Reg Surv (Cad)

Russell is the Director of Surveys in the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. He has over 33 years of public sector experience in surveying and mapping, including 20 years involvement with legislation and policy. Russell regularly represents the Department at surveying seminars, conferences and committee meetings. He is also the Queensland member of the national Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping.


Karen Norton – Education & Registration Convenor

B.Surv (Otago), Reg Surv (Cad, Cons)

Karen is a Director and part-owner of the surveying consultancy firms MPA Surveying and Hoffmann Surveyors, which sees her managing operations in both the Gladstone and Rockhampton regions.  She is hands-on in her role managing clients and staff from small scale to large construction projects, engineering projects for the private and public sector, and provides specialised cadastral expertise on numerous projects all over Queensland.  She holds a degree in Bachelor of Surveying from Otago University and has over 20 years’ experience in the surveying industry in New Zealand, NSW, and Queensland.


Michael Arnold – Complaints Convenor

B.App.Sc (Surv), Reg Surv (Cad, Cons)

Mike holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) degree and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Town Planning and is a registered consulting cadastral surveyor. He is a director and member of the Regional Management Group of the Spatial Industries Business Association, a member of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and a member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.  Mike works on the Gold Coast in his own business Arnold Development Consultants and has over 25 years experience in the surveying/spatial sciences industry.


Alasdair Begley – Renewals Convenor

B.App.Sc (Surv), Reg Surv (Cad)

Alasdair holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) degree and an Executive MBC from the Queensland University of Technology.  Alasdair is a registered cadastral surveyor and a Board member of Queensland Spatial and Surveying Association, and a member of the Spatial Industry Business Association, Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Property Council of Australia. Alasdair is the Managing Director of the Saunders Havill Group in Brisbane and has over 15 years of surveying experience.


Darlene Skennar QC

Barrister-at-Law, LLB (Hons)(QIT), LLM (QUT)

Darlene was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1988 and has practiced as a barrister continuously from 1989 to date.   She has a general practice with a focus on property law and estate law.   She was a member of the Pharmacists Board of Queensland for eight years.

Neesha Pierce

BA (UQ), LLB, LLM (QUT), JP (Qual)

Neesha is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and has practiced as a commercial litigator in private practice and more recently as an in-house lawyer.  She has experience in the areas of mining, banking and finance and insolvency law. Currently, she works for a large healthcare service provider where her focus is on compliance, contract, and property law.  Prior to working as a lawyer, Neesha worked for the government in the areas of disability and children services.