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Dave Horner


Dave heads up the Getmapping Group and is focused on building sustainable growth through building long term strategic partnerships that deliver value to our clients, our partners and our supply chain globally.

He is passionate about helping organisations leverage the power of geospatial data as a key enabler of digital transformation, and is engaged in a program of work to help CEOs and their Executive Teams better understand the value that geospatial data and solutions can bring to their organisations.


Dave has a wealth of practical experience in the geomatics industry, having spent over thirty years in the industry working across five continents. Dave has been CEO of Getmapping since 2011.

Tim Marshall  OBE

Non-Executive Chairman

Tim has occupied a broad range of senior board roles in the global broadcast and technology industries, most notably with the BBC and Walt Disney.


Following a spell in the dotcom edtech sector, in 2005 he joined the Jisc group of companies, firstly as CEO of Janet (UK), the company responsible for the UK’s advanced research and education digital network. This included high-capacity data transit from CERN to ground-breaking transmission of 8K video from the 2012 London Olympics.


He then became CEO of Jiscom, Jisc’s commercial sales company. Tim is currently Chair of the Royal Television Society Technology Centre and a non-executive director of Missenden Abbey Hotel and Conference Centre.


Outside his commercial roles he has produced major national events for fundraising and charity including the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2015 he was awarded an OBE for services to service and ex-service personnel. 

Matt Murphy

Managing Director, Geosense

Matt has a Master’s degree in Environmental Geology with Remote Sensing and co-founded Getmapping's South African subsidiary Geosense Limited with two former colleagues of the National Remote Sensing Centre in Farnborough UK.


Matt has been working in the geo-information industry for 20 years, initially in geological remote sensing and for the past 15 years, as Managing Director of Geosense Limited in South Africa where he has gained a wealth of experience in delivering aerial survey projects using Digital Cameras and LiDAR sensors across Africa.  In addition to Matt's technical skills he has acted as project lead on a number of high profile projects throughout Southern Africa and his focus now is to ensure the continuing growth of the business in the Southern African region.

Gavin Sullivan

Deputy Head of Europe

Gavin Sullivan is the Deputy Head of Europe (and Group IT Manager) at Getmapping. Gavin is an experienced leader with strong IT and Project Management backgrounds, having worked in the IT industry for over 30 years of which more than 20 years have been in the Geospatial industry, both in private and public sectors.

Helen Wattie

Sales Director

Helen is a commercial business leader with over 20+ years’ experience specialising in technology and geospatial solutions. In addition to running the sales operation and talent at Getmapping, she is an active part of the leadership team driving the business forward.

Prior to Getmapping, Helen helped a number of B2B businesses innovate and leverage the power of emerging and existing technologies to resolve real world issues. As well as being a Commercial lead, Helen is a company owner herself, founding a number of businesses including IDefigo Group, a security and surveillance technology business in the global marketplace. She expanded iDefigo’s footprint forging powerful relationships with Vodafone and other major global brands.

Helen has a passion for developing and optimising the Getmapping go-to-market strategy and is also a keen industry thought leader, passionate about democratising data. You can often find her at an industry event engaging audiences on her belief that spatial data is a key technology enabler for shared insights and collaborative platforms.

Alex Alves

Operations Manager

Alexandre is a very persistent, tenacious and determined professional who likes to be constantly challenged and kept up to date on new technologies.
As Operations Manager, Alexandre constantly monitors and analyses Getmapping’s production system to ensure it is operating at maximum efficiency, working out a strategy for improvement with the Senior Leadership Team, if required.
Being part of the Group Management Team, Alexandre supports the Flight Operations and the Sales teams in delivering Business as Usual activities and has also been responsible for developing the MMS and aerial survey activity in Europe.

The Getmapping Team

Experienced Leadership

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