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2022 SPDM Extraordinary General Meeting

We invite you as a member of the Society for Professional Data Managers to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society from 12:00 to 13:00 UK time on Tuesday 18th October 2022.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new board for the period 2022-2023.

The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting and therefore last date for registration is Monday 17th October, at 11:00 UK time. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to all registered attendees once registration has closed. If you wish to propose any business for the meeting, this must be received by the Society (at the email address below) no later than 12:00 UK time on 4th October 2022.

For registration please click HERE or copy this link:

Agenda for the meeting:

  1. Welcome, Registration of Attendees, Safety & Competition Law Reminder
  2. Election of Minute Taker and Co-signer of the Minutes
  3. Elections to the Board
  4. 2022 Lookahead - Status on activities / conferences and webinars
  5. Any Other Agreed Business (if any proposed by members) and Meeting Close

Meeting documents and attendance at the meeting is available only to current members of the Society.

For any questions please send us an email to

Kind regards

Daniel Brown

Chairman of the SPDM

See below for the proposed elections to the board:

Michael van der Haven, CGI

Short Bio: As VP Consulting Expert in Energy, Michaël takes the lead in tackling IT, Integration and Domain challenges in Oil and Gas for CGI and CGI’s customers. The past 15+ years have been spent as a Solution Architect building various massive data and integration platforms for the Oil and Gas industries. Making mistakes, celebrating success and backed by not just an IT, but also a domain based Reservoir Engineering background. In the last few years this has culminated in a very active contribution to the OSDU forum and the development of CGI’s Pivot: a Platform as a Service Solution based on the emerging standards for OSDU.

Lewis Faryma

Short Bio: Like many of us - I fell into Data Management after having graduated with a BSc (HONS) in Earth Science from the University of Glasgow and working a couple of years offshore in the North Sea. My experience is mostly in Upstream Oil and Gas, having worked over 9 years at Apache Corporation, where I also set up and led a global employee resource group, before moving to Sword Group as a Senior Consultant. I'm also the Information and Samples Coordinator (ISC) for bp in the North Sea, regularly attending ISC Forums where I advocate for improvements to the UK regulatory framework and data management landscape. My experience has made me a well-rounded Data Manager and passionate advocate for effective Data Management as a culture. I was a contributing member of the CDA Council for many years, NDR Admin and PON_9 coordinator having graduated with distinction as part of the first cohort on the joint CDA/RGU Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management.

Stephan Gruijters ( - has been proposed by the Board to continue as a Board Member for a further term.

Trained as an engineer, Stephan started at TNO - Geological Survey of the Netherlands in 2000, after almost 10 years of project management in consultancy. He is involved in projects aimed at creating geo-information used in soil, groundwater and mineral resource management, risk assessments and spatial planning. In 2002 he moved into (international) projects on data management, data dissemination and standardization. Since 2009 he has been is involved in the transition of the Dutch NDR to a fully automated, web service based system for upload, storing and download of all subsurface data in the Netherlands.

Mark Rae ( - has been proposed by the Board to continue as a Board Member for a further term.

Short Bio: Mark works in Shell as the Manger for Integration and Seismic Data and also acts as the Global Governance Lead for Technical Information and Data Community of Practice. He has 22 years of experience in petroleum data management, and since joining Shell has held a variety of roles covering most of the data spectrum. Most recently, Mark had a very enjoyable posting to Brunei Shell Petroleum where he developed local petroleum data management capability and implemented a sustainable data management organisation. He is currently focused in leading a strategic global program to improve data management, tools and processes for Shell Exploration. Mark holds a BSc degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen.

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