Bruce is a qualified town and regional planner who has worked in both the public and private sectors for over four decades. Over the 14 year period up until May 2014 he worked in the Irish Department of Environment, Community and Local Government where he was been directly involved in spatial data matters, chairing the Irish Spatial Data Work Group, representing Ireland on the INSPIRE Expert Group, project managing the establishment of an award winning national planning information services (Myplan.ie). For a two year period he was appointed by the World Bank as a Senior Spatial Data Infrastructure Advisor.
He is currently Managing Director of AfricaScope Europe, a company which focusses on selling African data to European companies and providing spatially related analytical services. He also has a consulting service company called Bruce McCormack Consulting.
Until recently he has been the President of IRLOGI and for the four year period up until May 2015 he was the President of EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information.
Bruce has considerable experience regarding promoting new ideas and initiatives, particularly through is years in the private sector where he has established and built five new companies (the largest having 36 staff), and his years as Presidents of both IRLOGI and EUROGI. Through his involvement in both EUROGI and IRLOGI he has extensive experience in networking through contacts in a wide variety of sectors and with people at all levels.