Bruce is a qualified town and regional planner who has over 40 years experience working as a planner in the public and private sectors in both South Africa and Ireland.
In 2001 Bruce was recruited by the Irish Government and worked as a Planning Inspector with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. During this period he was responsible at a national level for planning matters in 7–12 counties at any one time.
From 2011 until 2015 Bruce was the President of EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (www.eurogi.org). He has also been President on a number of occasions over the past decade of the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (www.irlogi.ie).
On retiring from the Department in 2014 Bruce set up his own consulting firm, Bruce McCormack Consulting.
Bruce has provided advice regarding new business opportunities in a variety of fields (Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Open Data, Big Data analytics, etc) for two Irish companies which are looking to expand their services into European and global markets.
In 2015 Bruce became involved with the establishment of AfricaScope Europe (ASE), a limited liability company registered in Ireland. More recently ASE has secured the exclusive rights to sell SpatialXL in Europe. SpatialXL is a software package which seamlessly links Microsoft Excel with mapping.