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 has responsibility for Smart Parking’ financial planning and reporting, legal and information systems.

Richard has over 15 years’ finance and management experience and has held a variety of positions in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom including roles at Ernst & Young, Telecom NZ, and was most recently General Manager  Operations of an import/distribution business.

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.


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 industry programme, which now has over 100 million users.

Based at our Auckland offices, John leads 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 is the founder of ECONZ Wireless, a New Zealand based software and technology company now in its 40th year of trading. He initiated the provision of wireless solutions at ECONZ with a ground breaking wireless fleet control system for the St John Ambulance Service in 1984. This lead to the deployment of further wireless work management systems within New Zealand and overseas, several of which have won industry awards. ECONZ was also responsible for developing the system used to capture data for the America’s cup fleet, which drove the globally televised Virtual Spectator real-time animation.

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.