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david jones
head of finance

led by david jones, the finance group will

work as partners to management groups and programmes to deliver optimal business
decisions by:
timely, accurate and relevant information on business performance, and;
providing specialist programme, project and contract management services
foster a business culture which focuses on value management as a critical aspect
of wider financial control;
champion the maintenance of excellent programme, financial and contractual
controls; and
seek to always communicate clearly and simply, taking the time to explain and
support the decision-making processes

paul tayler
head of corporate office
corporate office exists to create the conditions for ordnance survey s success,

through effective management of its reputation, risk, strategy, and stakeholders.
we do this by:
reputation and stakeholders
providing the link to ordnance survey ministers and other whitehall policy-makers,

and working to build an effective relationship with the shareholder executive;
preserving and enhancing ordnance survey s reputation with government,

parliamentary, public sector, business and citizen communities;
ensuring that there is a corporate dimension to the development of our business
model and trading arrangements, recognising wider government policy on public
sector organisations, and co-ordination of our engagement with our regulatory

environment ;

maintaining strong relationships across print, broadcast and online media to
enhance proactive and reactive communications;
developing effective communication campaigns around our overall corporate brand;
improving risk and business continuity management throughout ordnance survey;
continually seeking to support and strengthen the governance of ordnance survey;
leading an internal audit service which provides independent and objective opinion
on the effectiveness of the risk management, control and governance framework in
place to support achievement of corporate goals
leading and facilitating effective corporate planning and strategy development;
providing high-quality support and policy development services to the director
general and chief executive, strategy board and operating board;
leading on our gi strategy development and coordination, our contribution to the
digital national framework;
leading on our european policy development and its coordination and engagement at
national and international levels.

steve turner
head of information systems
we research, develop and manage the it infrastructure
data, software and
on which ordnance survey depends.

information systems (is) is responsible for the effective provision and governance
of information technology to add value to the business. our key functions include
technical strategy, application development & maintenance, infrastructure
delivery, and support services.

information systems
is is split into 5 groups:
application development: concerned with development of new applications including

implementation of a standard software development process and core test team.
led by greg tumilty

application services: concerned with the support and maintenance of existing
led by simon williams

infrastructure: concerned with developing and supporting the it infrastructure.
led by dave lipsey
is services: concerned with helping you get the most from is.
led by shellie potter
is technical advice: provide consultancy to assist other parts of the business who
need to interact with is to develop or improve their processes and products.

the web consultancy team is leading the migration of content from the old intranet
to a new version maintained via the content management system that is also used
for many of our external web sites. it is also implementing a site traffic
analysis system and improving the search results provided on our web site and

web consultancy team - who we are & what we do

advocate the use of web and best practice to the business
provide management, advice and input into website/intranet projects or rfcs
facilitate creation of content-based websites and website/intranet sections
coordinate website/intranet infrastructure requirements:
configure/customise/administer once implemented.
corporate responsibility for complete ordnance survey web presence

neil ackroyd
director of data collection & management

led by neil ackroyd, we are responsible for the collection, collation and quality
of the data used to populate the definitive map of great britain (the national
geospatial database), from which all our products originate.

who we are and what we do
the department that does what it says on the tin!
the dc&m group is responsible for the collection, collation and quality of the

data used to populate the definitive map of great britain (the national geospatial
database), from which all ordnance survey products originate.

graham little heads up this key team and our future is very much bound up in an
effectively resourced field organisation.
the new field structure is based around government operating regions, allowing us
to develop better management control and integrated practices and to better
reflect our customers' geographies.

how do features on the ground get into the database?
a variety of processes are used to keep the database up to date.

these include ground survey undertaken by field surveyors, aerial photography
interpreted by photogrammetric surveyors and third party data through the
collection of detail from external sources (codes).

field production - ground survey

around 350 surveyors are working across great britain to collect information about
changes to the dynamic landscape in which we live. this information is used to
populate ordnance surveys geospatial database, a digital model of the country.
five thousand changes are made to this central database everyday - ranging from
new build to changes of feature attribution.

the surveyors collect information at three basic scales:

1:1250 - urban
1:2500 - rural and rural towns
1:10 000 - mountain and moorland.
to do this, they use traditional surveying instruments combined with hand-held
computers called prism kits. the arrival of global positioning systems (gps) and


real time kinematic (rtk) gps is the latest innovation to assist the data
collector and revolutionise surveying. gps is a positioning and navigation system
that uses satellites orbiting the earth.

the satellites transmit a signal, picked up by ordnance survey's eighty base
stations across great britain, giving an instant three-dimensional position to
approximately 20-mm accuracy. this technique has so far contributed to a close-on
40% increase in surveying efficiency.

malcolm havercroft, head of head office production

malcolm havercroft oversees the head office
production activities along with data acquisition
and photogrammetric services.

photogrammetric services is responsible for maintaining ordnance survey data using

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