About us

About us

Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) is a world leader in the design, development and management of parking technology. We’ve been transforming the parking experience and increasing revenues for a huge range of clients for over ten years.

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Paul Gillespie

Chief Executive Officer

Paul was appointed CEO of Smart Parking in January 2013 and comes with 10 years of experience in the parking technology market place. Before joining Smart Parking Paul was leading the UK division of Xerox Parking Services where he was successful in running two business units providing hardware and software solutions to a variety of public and private organisations. Whilst at Xerox Paul was responsible for all sales, operations and finance activities along with the development and delivery of new products to the UK parking market. 


Richard Ludbrook

Chief Financial Officer

Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Smart Parking in February 2011 having previously been employed by Meter Eye since early 2009. 

Richard holds a BCom and a Post Grad Diploma in Commerce, is a member of NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and the NZ Institute of Directors and is responsible for Smart Parking’ financial planning and reporting, legal and information systems.


John Heard

Chief Technical Officer

John has successfully defined and mobilised a number of notable industry technology platforms. Standout achievements include founding the GNOME Foundation used by major industry operating systems from Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Linux to name a few and OpenOffice.org industry programme, which now has over 100 million users.

Based at our Auckland offices, John will lead the company's technology and product delivery ensuring continued leadership in the smart cities technology marketplace.


Roly Rogers

Head of Research & Development

Roly was an early pioneer of wireless solutions. He has been responsible for the creation and implementation of a number of world first wireless applications. Roly has applied his extensive experience with software, wireless technology and innovative thinking to Smart Parking’s research and development programme. He continues to develop leading edge products and systems for Smart Parking.


Larry Eade

Head of Operations - Australasia & Middle East

Based at the company’s recently established technology hub in Auckland, New Zealand. Larry brings a wealth of IT and Program Management knowledge from working within the Financial industry for 14+ years, supporting such clients as Citigroup, ANZ, Macquarie Bank, Goldman Sachs, J B Were, and HSBC.

Larry’s focus will be on working with clients and Smart Parking’s technical team to maximise the quality of the business’s project service delivery. He will also ensure that the company’s IT processes are fully scalable and repeatable across its client base and countries within which Smart Parking operates.


Peter Coakley

Head of Operations - Europe

As Head of Service Delivery, Peter oversees all aspects of the company’s technology-based installations across the UK and Europe.

Peter is an experienced manager who possesses an in-depth knowledge of the practical and logistical challenges that need to be overcome to bring a technology project to go-live on time, on budget smoothly and successfully. His abilities will give us a further advantage as more local authorities seek to deploy parking solutions like SmartPark across the UK and Europe.


Rebecca Grainger

National Sales Manager - New Zealand

Originally from a legal background Rebecca found her calling in the Parking Industry, a dynamic industry which had her hooked almost immediately. Having spent the last 10 years working for Automated Solutions Ltd as their Sales and Marketing Manager she has helped the company to grow by over 300%.

Rebecca joins Smart Parking as our New Zealand National Sales Manager. She plays a key role in developing and delivering Smart Parking’s global sales strategy and building the company's presence within priority sectors that include retail, commercial property, transport and local government.


Rob Weaver

Contract & Bid Manager

One of a relatively small number of UK based Certified Practitioners with the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Rob leads the the formal bid function for Smart Parking, including bid qualification, coordinating input from colleagues and producing final content.

Rob also manages our technology contracts with major UK public sector clients for whom he is the lead customer contact as well as the sales pipeline with our EMEA reseller partners.


Emily Armstrong

Marketing Manager

Emily joins the company with a background in Marketing and Design, is responsible for the co-ordination of the day-to-day marketing activities, further raising the profile of Smart Parking and the services it provides whilst developing and building the in-house marketing function.


We work with a large number of corporate partners from a wide range of industries.

These long-term strategic partnerships are a testament to the service we provide and the importance of the work we do.