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 Sippel – Chair

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

Peter holds a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) and is registered as a Cadastral Surveyor in both Queensland and New South Wales. He is a member of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and a fellow of the Urban Development Institute, Australia (Queensland division). Currently he is a director of THG WSG Pty Ltd working in their Brisbane office. He has over 30 years experience in the surveying / spatial sciences industry and has a keen interest in contributing within his community and profession.

Darlene Skennar

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.

Glenn Campbell

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.

John Carroll

B.Surv (Hons 1). Reg Surv (Cad, Cons)

John is the Managing Director at North Surveys Pty Ltd, a Queensland based company with offices in Brisbane, Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast. North Surveys is a specialist infrastructure survey company that supplies engineering, mapping, hydrographic, laser scanning technology and land surveying disciplines to private and government organisations throughout Queensland. John has been involved in numerous survey and town planning projects throughout Queensland and practices mainly in residential development and large infrastructure projects.

Karen Norton

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.


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.

Russell Priebbenow

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

Russell is the Director of Surveys in the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. 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.