Speaker Profile

Lisa Bush

Head of the National Location Information Branch at Geoscience Australia


Lisa Bush recently joined the team at Geoscience Australia following 26 years of service in the Australian Army. As the National Location Information Branch Head, Lisa is focused on uplifting and modernising our geospatial capabilities to deliver key Government initiatives including the Digital Atlas of Australia. During her time in the Australian Army, Lisa undertook a range of domestic and international appointments and deployments including the geospatial intelligence officer for OPERATION RESOLUTE, the whole of government approach to Border Security, and designing and establishing the Military Mapping Program for the world’s newest country as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Most recently, Lisa commanded the newly formed Australia Defence Force Mission Data Intelligence (MDI) Directorate where she led enterprise reform for Full Spectrum Targeting, Intelligence Mission Data and the Defence Geospatial Requirements and Prioritisation Framework. Lisa holds a range of post graduate qualifications focusing on Geographic Information Systems, environmental management, strategic studies, project and program management, executive management and leadership. Her passion is realising the potential of location in time and space across multiple and disparate data sets to achieve organisational outcomes. Lisa is married with two young children and currently has no spare time to pursue her love of expedition sea kayaking.


Lisa will be speaking in the 'Research and Innovation' Plenary. Giving us her input on 'What's the role of government in responding and enabling emerging trends?' panel.

More information to come.

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