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 over 13 years 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. 


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 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 and 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 and continues to develop leading edge products and systems for the company.


Larry Eade

Head of Operations - APAC

Based at the company’s technology hub in Auckland, 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 works closely with clients and Smart Parking’s technical team to maximise the quality of the business’s project service delivery whilst also ensuring 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 - EMEA

As EMEA Head of Operations, Peter oversees all aspects of the company’s technology-based installations across the Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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. 


Stephen Morgan

Associate Director of Technology EMEA

Stephen Morgan leads our EMEA technology sales to public sector clients. He has a long track record across many related sectors including motor vehicles, taxis and prior to joining Smart Parking, ANPR parking solutions.

Stephen brings this experience in understanding the wide range of potential uses for our sensing technology.   


Jim Short

EMEA Technology Sales Manager

Jim joined Smart Parking in June 2013 from Xerox Parking Services, where he was Senior Business Development Manager within their off-street parking division. He plays a key role in developing and delivering our global sales strategy in the EMEA region and developing then maintaining relationships with our key Smart Parking partners.


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.


Ben Williams

National Sales Manager - Australia

Based in Melbourne, Ben Williams joined Smart Parking in April 2016 as results-driven National Sales Manager. He brings with him over 7 years' experience and knowledge of working in the parking services industry in both Operations and Sales roles.

At Smart Parking Ben is a key component to building and nurturing relationships with new and existing clients whilst strengthening company's presence across the Australasia and Asia markets. 


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 formal bid function for Smart Parking.

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.


Martin Hooker

Project Manager & Solutions Architect

An experienced and enthusiastic project manager, combining in-depth technical knowledge and experience in leading-edge sensor technology. Martin is one of our longest serving team members, who has worked for Smart Parking on a wide range of parking sensor projects across Australasia, Asia, South Africa and Europe. 


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.