Speaker biographies

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Keith Hanshaw Nick Ruxton-Boyle

Keith Hanshaw

Managing Director
Project Centre

Keith Hanshaw joined Project Centre in 2015 and has led the company through its most successful period of growth and transformation.

Keith was previously Director of Public Realm at the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

He has over 25 years' local authority experience.

Sam Margolis

Transport Policy & Programmes Team Manager
Camden Council

Sam Margolis has worked in local government for over a decade, starting at Tower Hamlets as an Active Travel Officer before spending 5 years at Royal Borough of Greenwich as a Principal Transport Planner.

Sam is now Transport Policy & Programmes Team Manager at Camden Council, responsible for writing and helping deliver the new Camden Transport Strategy – including a range of ambitious parking policies and projects.

Prior to local government Sam spent over 3 years on the National Express graduate scheme, eventually becoming Operations Manager of a bus depot in Surrey.

Nick Ruxton-Boyle

Technical Director
Project Centre

Nick is a chartered transport planner and urban mobility expert with significant professional experience spanning strategic planning to concept design. 

Nick was head of transport at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham before moving to Project Centre as Technical Director in 2017.

Nick is on the board of directors for the Transport Planning Society and chair of the editorial panel at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. 

As a professionally qualified transport planner Nick has gained a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector throughout his career. 

An urbanist, Nick is passionate about the role transport can play in the environment, the economy and society and is currently working on a wide range of air quality projects including WPL (workplace parking levies) and CAZ (clean air zones). 

Nick is an enthusiastic trainer of transport practitioners and teaches with the University of Westminster on their transport planning MSc and with PTRC. Nick is also a mentor for the chartered transport planning professional qualification.

Louise Hutchinson Andrew Potter Penny Winder

Louise Hutchinson

PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London)

Louise Hutchinson has been Director of PATROL since 2006.  PATROL represents 310 local authorities in England (outside Wales). PATROL’s primary function is to make provision for independent adjudication for appeals against enforcement penalties.  

This is delivered through the Traffic Penalty Tribunal that provides adjudication for parking, bus lanes and, in Wales, moving traffic penalties. Road user charging adjudication is also provided for appeals arising from penalties issued at the Dart-Thurrock River Crossing (Dart Charge), the new Mersey Gateway Bridge (Merseyflow) as well as the congestion charge zone at the Durham Peninsular.

PATROL is also committed to improving information that assists public understanding of the objectives of civil enforcement as well as the enforcement and appeals process. The PATROL Parking Annual Reports by Councils (PARC) Awards scheme recognises and shares best practice in local authority reporting.  

Prior to joining PATROL, Louise was Director of a voluntary sector organisation delivering services to people with disabilities where public awareness and stakeholder engagement were just as essential.

Andrew Potter

Parking Perspectives

Andrew Potter has been providing transportation consultancy support for over 25 years, working for global consultancies in the UK and abroad.

He provides guidance and analysis for town centre regeneration, support and assurance on parking demand, capacity and need, and strategic solutions for authorities who wish to bring forward car parks for other development or make other changes to influence parking choice and behaviour.

His analysis and comment is drawn from ideas and research from the academic world, conference and journals and remains active in exploring and examining what other jurisdictions around the world are doing to change how parking is provided.

Andrew is a Director at Parking Perspectives.

Penny Winder 

Alpha Parking 

Penny Winder is Director of independent parking consultant Alpha Parking, which helps implement and support civil parking enforcement (CPE) from the first stages of development through to implementation.

Alpha Parking undertakes: controlled parking zone (CPZ) design; public consultations; car park review and optimisation; signs and lines review; a ParkMap and Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) bureau service; surveys and traffic counts; IT and manuals.

Alpha has also established itself as the leading consultant in parking training and mystery shopping, offering City & Guilds approved courses to local authorities and private sector clients.

Paul Slowey

Jenny Wiles

Regional Director (North)
Living Streets

Jenny is the Regional Director (North) for Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. She currently leads a team delivering projects in schools, workplaces and communities across the north of England, develops strategic partnerships and influences policy and investment in the walking agenda.

During 2018, Jenny was seconded to provide strategic walking advice to Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, contributing to the development and delivery of his Made to Move vision.

She recently completed a MSc. Future Cities at Northumbria University, with a dissertation focussed on the relationship between the street network and rates of walking to school.   

Peter Davies

Head of Digital Transformation
Canterbury City Council

Peter Davies has worked across local government for 15 years, with the majority of his time spent delivering or leading change programmes. Over the past three years Peter has led the council's digital transformation agenda.  

One of the most successful projects has been in parking services, moving to a fully digital systems for permits and ANPR-led off street parking.

Having won two awards for their digital approach at the 2019 British Parking Awards for these projects, Peter will share the journey the council, and customers, have been on in moving to a parking service that is fit for the digital age

Anthony Eskinazi

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

A chess-playing, maths-loving technology enthusiast, Anthony has always loved solving problems. Now, as CEO of JustPark, he is on a mission to make parking easier for everyone - creating a positive experience on every journey.

Founded in 2006, JustPark has historically offered a pre-booked parking service - but has since expanded its portfolio from domestic driveways to commercial and local authority car parks. 

The company has entered the cashless parking sector, launching mobile payments with local authorities across the UK.

With the sector’s highest-rated app and fastest payments, JustPark are doing cashless parking differently - prioritising a positive experience for every driver.

Joe Wills Neil Herron

Hannah Fuller

Client Director

Hannah Fuller is the Client Director for PayByPhone in the UK. She joined the business in 2015, new to the transport sector. Previously, Hannah worked in advertising for Interpublic Group as an Account Director.

As well as heading up the Client Management team, Hannah is involved in driving PayByPhone's product roadmap and is an active member in the wider parking community.

She is an avid believer that technology can improve the customer parking experience, reduce cost for clients and drive data led decisions, working with clients across the public and private sector to deliver this. 

Joe Wills

Senior Researcher
Centre for London

Joe Wills is Senior Researcher at Centre for London. Joe’s background is in London local government, covering a range of areas related to housing, regeneration and local economic development.

Neil Herron

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Grid Smarter Cities

Neil Herron is a serial entrepreneur developing new propositions in the smart city space.

Neil is the named inventor for multiple Innovate UK funded projects and solutions, and the 13+ patents that sit behind them. 

He has sat on the ITS UK representative on the national British Parking Association Forum, and is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities, contributing to recent white papers to help form government Smart City strategy.

Graham Footer Steve Thompson Ollie Miller

Graham Footer

Chief Executive
Disabled Motoring UK

Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) is the charity that supports disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders.

DMUK work with government and businesses across the UK in order to improve parking, refuelling, and access provision for disabled people, so that they can access the goods and services that they need.

Graham Footer has been DMUK’s Chief Executive since 2009. Prior to this he was Head of Awareness at St Dunstans, the UK charity for vision-impaired services veterans, a role he took on after a full service career in the British Army.

Steve Thompson

Parking Development Specialist
Project Centre

Steve has over 25 years’ experience in parking management, including twenty in a variety of local authorities, five in private consultancy, and now at Project Centre. In addition to project managing parking schemes, he is leading on development of the TOMS traffic order management system.

Based primarily in the Manchester office, Steve works up and down the country and across the wider Marston Group.

Although coming from a parking management background, in recent years Steve has become increasingly involved in the world of traffic regulation orders (TROs). This resulted in his participation in the DfT/BPA’s TRO Discovery project in 2019 where he provided a real-world, operational perspective to the project and led on the TRO Guide workstream.

An active Fellow of the British Parking Association (BPA), Steve is elected or co-opted onto several influential committees. He has a particular interest in the fields of parking legislation, digitisation of TROs and spreading best practice among local authorities.

Ollie Miller

Associate Director for Parking
Project Centre

Ollie Miller has led and driven forward improvements and delivered savings in parking services at the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Havering. 

In his most recent role at the London Borough of Havering, he led a wide range of high profile services from parking design, operations and enforcement through to traffic, highway design, highway maintenance, network coordination, street lighting and flood risk management.

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Keith Williams

Associate Director
Parking Matters

Keith Williams has been an innovator in the field of payment systems and parking technology solutions for more than 20 years.

During Keith’s tenure at parking equipment supplier WPS he held a number of senior management positions, including UK Managing Director and Group Product Manager. He led the development of e-payment systems, integrated validation systems and solutions for controlling and enforcing on and off-street parking.

Keith is actively advancing the innovative use of emerging technologies through his participation in the development of international parking and e-payment standards (IPIPS).

With his expertise in the design, specification and implementation of payment systems and data management for parking, Keith ensures that Parking Matters’ clients have the right technology to optimise the performance of their parking operations.

Nichola Mansfield

Head of Engagement
Project Centre

Nichola Mansfield joined Project Centre in March 2017, following a career in communications for local authorities in London and Essex as well as Central Government and in the voluntary sector. 

Nichola manages a team of ten at Project Centre who are all passionate about ensuring communities’ views are fed into the design process so that schemes benefit the people that use them.

Nichola oversees Project Centre’s Graduate Scheme and recently completed Social Value UK's Social Value and SROI Accredited Practitioner Training and is looking forward to using these new skills to support the local communities that Project Centre and its parent companies, NSL and Marston Holdings, work in.

Susan McGarry

Parking Services Manager
Harrogate Borough Council

Susan McGarry has been Parking Services Manager at Harrogate Borough Council in North Yorkshire for almost a decade.

This year Harrogate became the first UK local authority to adopt the AppyWay Smart City Parking system, which has seen public on-street and off-street parking bays fitted with sensors that relay real-time occupancy data to drivers via the AppyParking app.

Smart City Parking in Harrogate won the Future Streets Award at the TRANStech Awards 2019.

Prior to joining Harrogate, Susan was Deputy Parking Manager at Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in West Yorkshire.

Mark Moran Bill Ashton Alex Rayson

Mark Moran

Editor and Conference Programmer
Parking Review

Mark Moran has edited Parking Review since issue No.1, published in 1989. For 30 years Mark and his team have built the magazine into the leading independent news journal for parking management, design and enforcement professionals.

Mark launched the annual British Parking Awards, which culminates in a gala lunch held in London every spring, as well as events such as Parking & Property and Traffic & Parking, which takes place in December.

He was a founding member of the original industry-wide steering group that devised and implemented national standards for parking personnel, including the NVQs for civil enforcement officers and back office staff.

For the most comprehensive news on the parking sector, check out Parking Review online at: www.parkingreview.co.uk

Mark is a member of The Society of Editors.

Bill Ashton

Blue Badge Fraud Investigator

Bill Ashton joined the West Midlands Police in 1978 and served 32 ½ years with them. He retired as a Police Constable having served the force throughout in a number of specialist roles, including in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Bill was also a specialist Forensic Collision Investigator and spent the greater part of his Police Service on the force Traffic Department and was later seconded to the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) where, together with other shift members, he was filmed by the BBC series ‘Motorway Cops’.

Bill retired in December 2010 and, given his previous collision investigation work, undertook accident investigation work for insurance companies.

He now works with Paul Slowey, Director of BBFI, and is responsible for the Birmingham City Council contract, which has had some great results. 

Alex Rayson

Business Development Manager - Smart City Parking

Alex has been with AppyWay since 2016, establishing the sensor-based smart parking element of AppyWay’s kerbside management platform.

Perplexed by the lack of technological adoption and keen to change the negative attitude councils and constituents have towards parking, Alex has been working to break this mould by championing smart parking systems to local authority and commercial clients up and down the country.

Alex’s focus is on making parking a forgettable experience, one that is future proofed, integrates with increasingly sophisticated vehicles and transport platforms, and helps cities thrive by giving them control of new sources of data that support more tailored and tactical approaches to managing parking.

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