Tony Burns

Tony Burns

Executive Director, Business Development

Specialist Area
Land Administration, Surveying and Remote Sensing, Land Policy and Tools development, Project Design.

An expert in all aspects of land administration systems with 30 years of international experience, Tony Burns is renowned for his work ethic and quality outputs. 

Tony’s land administration expertise is routinely sought after, whether it’s providing technical assistance for land institution modernisation, business process and land policy formulation, or streamlining national cadastres or land registries. His skillset and attention to detail uniquely equip him to advise on project designs, whether developing first registration procedures, undertaking business process reengineering, clarifying resourcing needs or detailing budget requirements. He has extensive and intensive experience across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and South America. 

Tony has applied his depth and breadth of land administration system knowledge to develop practical toolkits for donors and practitioners. Most notably he co-authored LGAF (add link) and CoFLAS (add link). His ability to compile, analyse and translate complex data into meaningful metrics has also been applied to PPPs for Land Administration (add WB paper link) and improved donor decision making for sustainable land administration reforms. 

With an early career specialising in remote sensing and spatial information systems working for the Land Technologies Division of a multinational organisation, Tony is qualified as a Registered Surveyor and holds an MBA and Masters of Surveying Science. He is an Advisory Group Member on the Board for the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration. 

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