The Executive


  • Name: Sam Lavender
  • Title: BARSC Chairman
  • Company: Pixalytics Ltd.
  • Position: Director & EO Scientist
  • Contact Email: slavender@pixalytics.com

Sam has over 15 years of remote sensing research experience, which she combines with her commercial interests to focus on the development of end user applications. As well as her post of Chair of BARSC, Sam has also been involved with the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (RSPSoc) and the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL).


  • Name: Andrew Groom
  • Title: Vice-Chairman
  • Company: CGI
  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Contact Email: andrew.groom@cgi.com

Andrew is a Business Development Manager with CGI. His focus in on growing the EO exploitation part of the CGI Space activities. Andrew holds an MSc in Geographic Information Management and has a background in Earth Observation and financial services.


  • Name: Alistair Maclenan
  • Title: Past-Chairman
  • Company: Quarry One Eleven
  • Position: Managing Director
  • Contact Email: alistair@quarry-one-eleven.com

Alistair is the Past-Chair of BARSC and the Managing Director of the marketing agency for geo-spatial companies; Quarry One Eleven. The company combines a knowledge of marketing and the geo-industry to raise the profile of geospatial companies.


  • Name: Chetan Pradhan
  • Title: Executive Member
  • Company: CGI
  • Position: EO Account Manager
  • Contact Email: chetan.pradhan@cgi.com

Chetan Pradhan is a past Chairman of BARSC and the account manager for Earth Observation at CGI where he is responsible for growing their business in EO and remote sensing systems and services. Chetan’s background is in information technology, and he holds a degree in computer science and artificial intelligence. In addition to his BARSC role Chetan is also vice chairman of EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies.


  • Name: Richard Burren
  • Title: Treasurer
  • Company: NPA Satellite Mapping, CGG
  • Position: Director
  • Contact Email: richard.burren@cgg.com

Richard is the Director of NPA Satellite Mapping, a world-leading supplier of satellite images, multi-client products and bespoke mapping services. With over 12 years of remote sensing experience, Richard has worked on a wide variety of projects with private and public sector clients across the world.


  • Name: Alex Farman
  • Title: Company Secretary
  • Company: Telespazio VEGA Ltd
  • Position: Earth Observation Consultant
  • Contact Email: alex.farman@vegaspace.com

Alex is a consultant at Telespazio VEGA specialising in satellite remote sensing and derived products.
With over 15 years of remote sensing experience, Alex has worked on a wide variety of projects for both private and public sector clients.


  • Name: Jon Shears
  • Title: Exec Member
  • Company: Telespazio VEGA UK
  • Position: Head Geospatial Information Services
  • Contact Email: jonathan.shears@telespazio.com

  • Name: Andrew Iwanoczko
  • Title: Executive Member
  • Company: Harris Corporation; Visual Information Solutions
  • Position: Earth Observation Specialist / Account Manager
  • Contact Email: Andrew.Iwanoczko@Harris.com

Andrew is coastal geomorphologist and earth observation spatial specialist having worked and studied in the geographic information world (GIS and EO) since 2001. With a passion for spatial products – information, SDIs and software – Andrew loves to bring new functionality and information sources to market and to watch business flourish.