Speaker Profile

Melissa Harris

Chair, Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC)

BIOGRAPHY

Melissa Harris is the Chief Executive, Land Use Victoria (LUV) which is the agency within the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) responsible for all aspects of land administration including property titles, valuations, subdivisions, land monitoring, surveying, spatial services, government land advice, the $45 million Digital Cadastre Modernisation project and the $37 million Digital Twin Victoria project. She is also Registrar of Titles in Victoria. LUV comprises two divisions, Strategic Land Assessment and Information and Land Registry Services and includes over 500 staff members and management of the $2.7 billion concession deed for the operation of the Victorian Land Registry. Melissa is also the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC), the peak intergovernmental organisation providing leadership on all aspects of spatial information in Australia and New Zealand. Melissa began her career as a town planner and has dedicated her career to public service, working across state and local government for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Major Projects Leadership Academy through Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Melissa was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in the Victorian Public Sector for 2019.

PRESENTATION SUMMARY

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