The board of directors of emapsite has announced the appointment of Richard Pawlyn as Managing Director with immediate effect, making the transition from his interim position as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Susan Harvey has joined the team in a leadership role as Finance Director, supporting the next phase of emapsite’s growth.
emapsite’s success stems from adding value to spatial data, helping customers better understand their in-house information, and delivering value-added products and services. The business’s new leadership team takes up the mantle of data-advocacy: their appointment will take the business forward, taking client relationships in new, innovative and rewarding directions.
“With a Queen’s Award to her credit, Susan is a great financial communicator who will help take our internal governance to the next level, strengthening our overall proposition for customers,” said Richard. “Personally, I’m honoured and excited to be taking on this role. emapsite’s reputation precedes it, and there’s never been a better time for businesses and organisations in every sector to harness the power of spatial data.”
Drawing on his experience with previous tenure at Promap and Landmark, Richard was appointed interim COO in November 2019 to guide expansion of emapsite’s core business. Following a successful change programme, his appointment as Managing Director is a natural transition following the departure of CEO James Cutler after 20 years.
“emapsite customers have always depended on us for solid, insights-based support. Rich’s experience will be invaluable – I’m delighted he’s taking the business forwards,” said emapsite’s Chairman, Mick Slater.
emapsite is a leading UK-based geo-tech company. With the firm conviction that spatial data is one of the world’s most powerful problem-solving tools, the 20-year old business provides myriad mapping solutions to customers via its consultancy services and mapshop. emapsite is also one of Ordnance Survey’s collaborative foremost partners. The business has an excellent reputation for overcoming licensing challenges, wrangling spatial data, and delivering unexpected value by creating unique, location-based insights and innovative analysis.