Our Team

The MapData Services team exists to bring our clients' big ideas to life. Among our staff are specialists from all walks of life, including: software developers, data specialists, geographers, analysts and cartographers – just to name a few. Get to know us in the profiles below – or speak to a member of our team directly on +61 2 8436 2800.

 

Cassandra Barker

General Manager

Cassandra is MapData Services’ dynamic General Manager, leading a team responsible for delivering some of the nation’s most enterprising uses of maps and data.

A passionate Geographic Information System (GIS) and cartography specialist, Cassandra has worked to extend MapData Services’ product suite and bring some of the world’s most innovative technology platforms to Australian business.

Cassandra’s career in the spatial industry spans sixteen years, including eleven at the nation’s leading GIS specialist Esri Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Land Information at RMIT and a Master of Marketing at Monash University, and has worked extensively across the government, mining and exploration and spatial sectors.

As a member of Women On Boards, she is a well-regarded national advocate for women working in the spatial industry.

A leader in her field, Cassandra’s opinion is often sought by media and industries alike.

 

Ed Haverkamp

Data Manager

As MapData Services’ Data Manager, Ed is the driving force behind our products and services across Australia and New Zealand.

Operating and maintaining the data sets that underpin over 200 online applications while managing MapData Services’ various product release and maintenance schedules – Ed is well regarded as MapData Services’ resident data guru.

Ed holds a Master of Science in Geography at Auckland University, and takes a keen interest in emerging trends in digital mapping data. His commitment to providing the most up-to-date and authoritative data has been instrumental in establishing MapData Services as the region’s leading mapping data specialists.

 

Chris Taylor

Service Delivery Manager

Chris governs MapData Services’ strategy for service delivery, skillfully coordinating MapData Services’ professional services and software development teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Chris’ extensive experience in IT development, coupled with his strong leadership, ensures his team is equipped with the knowledge and tools required to work across platforms. It’s a formula that ensures our clients receive only best of breed solutions.

Chris’ client-focused and results-driven approach ensures all projects and initiatives are delivered with MapData Services’ signature agility and reliability.

 

Shannon Smith

Project Manager

As MapData Services’ lead Project Manager, Shannon oversees the end-to-end software development lifecycle; working closely with our clients to advance projects from initial scoping stages through to testing and evaluation.

Shannon’s approach to project management is much more than plans and deadlines. Through a constant cycle of listening, consulting, custom-designing and delivering, Shannon ensures business objectives are met and clients feel supported.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Business, and is a Certified ScrumMaster. He has successfully implemented the ‘Scrum’* project management framework across MapData Services’ software development team.

*Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects, not a rugby tactic.

 

Ashlee Christoffersen

Sales Manager

As Sales Manager for MapData Services, Ashlee is at the frontline when it comes to delivering the game-changing solutions which help our customers achieve their business objectives.

Prior to joining MapData Services, Ashlee held a number of regional and international roles in the financial services and commercial property sectors, which have taken her across Australia and throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. 

An enthusiastic and passionate salesperson who is invested in our customers’ success, Ashlee and her team are responsible for demonstrating what location-based data technology and services can do for Australian businesses.