Lisa Dykes, Chair, Spatial Industry Business Association, WA & State Manager, WA, ESRI Australia

Conference Closing Address


With 20 years’ experience in the geospatial industry – three of those as Esri Australia’s State Manager for WA – Lisa is a passionate advocate for the power of GIS technology to transform enterprise and government. Her background encompasses GIS and remote sensing, including the supply of aerial photography, LiDAR and satellite imagery datasets.

After graduating with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree specialising in Environmental Development – and an honours degree in Microbial Genetics – from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Lisa was awarded the Queensland Young Spatial Professional of the Year in 2008/2009. A key thread to her career is the ability to build productive relationships for both the private and public sectors, which she has consistently done whilst working across Africa, South-East Asia and Australia.

Lisa has been on the committees for the SSSI in Queensland and is currently the chair of the WA Regional Committee for SIBA. She also sits on the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance Inc. (WAITTA) committee which comprises ICT business leaders and advocates who work together to showcase and recognize the best technology innovations that Western Australia has to offer. 

In her spare time, Lisa is a keen collector of maps – especially those that provide a unique perspective on how we view and understand our history and surroundings.