Australian Copyright Trust
Jack de Lange began his surveying career with the Queensland Government in the early 1960s and worked in the field, administration and management, in various parts of the State until resigning from a positon of Deputy Director to join the private sector. He managed the Queensland operatons of a nation-wide surveying mapping and aerial photography company for five years.
Around 1995, after a period as a free-lance Quality Management consultant to the industry, Jack took up a position as Chief Executive Officer of the then Consulting Surveyoprs Queensland and led that organisation through various changes and provided member business services for nearly 23 years. That organisation is now part of the national SIBA/GITA.
During that time, he initiated a project to recognise the surveyors' intellectual property in survey plans, including those loeged uner statute with the Government registry. In parallel, he led the formation and growth of the Australian Copyright Trust and PlanXchange to aggregate copyright royalties and selected commercialisation of that intellectual property to maximise benefits to the industry. He currently retainss a position as a Director of the Trust (now known as The Surveyors' Trust)