Ken Alexander has over 45 years experience at the cutting edge of land administration practice and policy.
He has extensive experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams and providing expert advice to foreign Governments on business reform in the fields of land administration, and cadastral and geodetic surveying. Ken has worked in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands.
Ken Alexander is an experienced multidisciplinary survey advisor on local, national and international projects and is a Licensed Surveyor in Western Australia. He has developed and introduced land strategies and policies. Ken engages with government, private sector and the community in setting the land administration system agenda. Ken has developed and delivered training programs in land administration and surveying; and mentors and trains staff within Australia and abroad.
Internationally, Ken has led missions to scope and prepare projects in the small island nations of the Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands. In Mauritius he has been Team Leader on several missions to scope and prepare a major reform agenda for the land administration system. In Bangladesh, Ken played a pivotal role in the design of a large land administration reform project. He also trained locals in cadastral surveying and consulted as a specialist in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Kiribati, where he managed a land law project.
In Australia, Ken has worked with Geosciences Australia and the Department of Spatial Sciences at Curtin University of Technology, and advised on establishing a network of Continuously Operating Reference Stations in WA. He is highly recognised in the evolution and development of Western Australia’s world-class land administration system.
Ken has several qualifications including a Masters in Satellite Geodesy, and Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying.
Ken has chaired multidisciplinary committees involving government and private sector agencies on survey standards, practice and procedures; the introduction of new survey technologies; and the sharing of spatial data through adoption of open standards.
Ken was Acting Surveyor General and Chairman of the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of Western Australia. He has represented the state on the national Geodesy Group of the Intergovernmental Committee on Survey and Mapping (ICSM) and is a Founding Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia.