Speakers

  • Mary Seymour
    Senior Consultant, PTC

    Since joining ptc.in 2013 Mary has applied her financial and analytical skills to various parking projects ranging from feasibility studies for greenfield development sites, operational reviews of existing car parks, management of operational tenders.

    Her projects have included airports, universities, local councils, shopping centres, hospitals and commercial developments. One area of expertise that Mary has developed is the preparation of parking strategies for a range of local councils (including Mosman, Sunshine Coast, Kingborough, Northern Beaches) and universities (Sydney, Macquarie, Griffith, Newcastle).

    Mary possesses strong analytical skills coupled with a pragmatic problem solving approach and enjoys working with clients to achieve the best possible outcome.

  • Glenn Caldwell
    Consultant and Engineer, ParkTransit

    GLENN CALDWELL is a parking and transport professional experienced in developing local government parking strategies. He routinely consults to government agencies and universities across Australia NZ. Glenn has been involved with several high-profile projects within his career and has a clear understanding of the processes involved in implementing complex parking and traffic solutions.

    With the rapid increase in popularity of the internet of things (IoT), he has started to take greater interest in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks, which he considers will form an integral part of along-term change in Intelligent Transport Systems globally. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney; Grad. Dip. Transport, Monash University. Member of AITPM.

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  • Craig Chung
    Councillor, City of Sydney

    Craig Chung was elected to the City of Sydney Council in September 2016. Prior to this Craig served 4 years as a councillor on the City of Ryde Council.

    Craig is a small business innovator in the hospitality and education sector. As a business turnaround specialist Craig has seen the best and worst of government intervention in business.

    Craig believes that red tape, over regulation, and inefficiency are the worst attributes that government impacts on small business.

    As a councillor, Craig is comitted to ensuring Sydney is a prosperous, healthy and successful city with a socially responsible heart. Economic prosperity and homelessness are not mutually exclusive issues. Planning and development should not be considered in isolation from health and housing policy. A wholistic approach to policy is critical.

    Craig is passionate about ensuring Sydney is digital ready to become a Smart City. Ensuring residents, business owners, workers and visitors are equipped with the information and tools to prosper in the revolution that is Smart Cities.


    The City of Sydney is the local government area covering the Sydney central business district and surrounding inner city suburbs of the greater metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. At the 2016 Census, there were 208,374 people in the Sydney local government area.

  • Vanessa Godden
    Associate Director Customer & People, City of Adelaide

    The City of Adelaide is a local government area in the metropolitan area of Adelaide, South Australia. It covers the original Adelaide city centre, (also known as the city, the CBD and the square mile), North Adelaide, and the Adelaide Park Lands which surround North Adelaide and the city centre. At the 2016 census, City of Adelaide had a population of 22,063.

  • Ginevra Hosking
    Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Greater Frankston

    Ginevra has been the Chief Executive of the Committee for Greater Frankston since it was founded in 2017. She has been working together with all levels of government implementing evidenced-based policy reform to unleash the economic potential of this incredible region and, in so doing, help this community achieve the progress that it deserves.  Recent community-led advocacy campaigns have secured one billion dollars in budgeted Federal and Victorian infrastructure funding for: improvements to Frankston’s local roads; extending the Frankston rail corridor; additional car parking and, in partnership with Monash University and Chisholm TAFE, to establish the national education and medical research centre for ‘Healthy Community Aging’ at a redeveloped Frankston research hospital.

    Ginevra has written extensively on the differences in the economic challenges faced by outer suburban citizens in comparison to their inner metro counterparts. And, on car parking specifically, how one-size-fits-all planning policies and assumptions can constrain outer suburban economic development. 
    Ginevra graduated from the Monash University in 2001 with a BSci  in geology and geophysics and BComm in economics.  With 16 years’ experience as a senior strategist at ANZ, Ginevra specialised in organisational transformation including leading the renewal programs for how ANZ manages payments and its customer communications across Australia.


    The City of Frankston is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the southern suburbs of Melbourne. It has an area of 131 square kilometres, and at the 2016 Census, the City of Frankston recorded a population of 134,143.

  • Jerome Laxale
    Mayor, City of Ryde

    Jerome Laxale is the Mayor of the City of Ryde. He was elected to Ryde Council in 2012 after years of experience in private enterprise. Representing suburbs including Marsfield, Eastwood, Denistone and West Ryde, Jerome has been an enthusiastic and accessible elected official during his term on Council. At 31, Jerome was elected as the youngest Mayor in Ryde’s history, and only its second ever Labor Mayor. Jerome served as Mayor from 2015-2016 and was elected Mayor for the 2017-2019 term.

    As a member of the Australian Labor Party, Jerome places a great deal of emphasis on fairness and equality. He acknowledges that Government can play a role in solving problems, rather than making them, and he draws much experience from operating the family business in Western Sydney.

    Jerome graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2004, and is a former company director. Currently General Manager in his family business, Jerome's role is to oversee all operations of the business, plan for the future and to be ultimately responsible for its financial sustainability.

    In his years on Council, he has fought for better facilities, more open space for community events that bring people together. He also initiated Council’s entry into Social Media, its partnership with Australia’s Racism it stops with me! campaign, led a national push against changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and was the driving force behind Council’s recent adoption of its Affordable Housing policy.


    The City of Ryde is a local government area that services certain suburbs located within the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It was first established as the Municipal District of Ryde in 1870, became a municipality in 1906 and was proclaimed as the City of Ryde in 1992.
    The local government area extends from the Parramatta River to the Lane Cove River which encircles the area in the north, and is bounded in the east by the peninsula of Hunters Hill and the City of Parramatta in the west. The City comprises an area of 40.651 square kilometres (15.695 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had an estimated population of 116,302.

  • Trent Loebel
    Chief Executive Officer / MD , Duncan Solutions

    Trent has overall responsibility for the management of the business including delivery of Duncan’s commitments to all customers globally. Trent has been with Duncan since 2008, he has over 20 years’ experience in general management & CEO roles in the tele-communications, media & technology industries. Trent has been associated to parking and payment industry for over 10 years, and he is passionate about helping cities to deliver exceptional customer experience to communities, residents and visitors.

  • Lisa Loveday
    Manager, City Services, City of Adelaide

    Lisa has been working with the City of Adelaide for 17 years in a variety of leadership roles and is currently the Manager City Services, responsible for the leadership of Council’s Community Safety and Health Team, Parking and Information Officers and On Street Parking Management Team. She takes a keen interest in developing a supportive and positive work environment and is passionate about providing a welcoming experience for all people visiting the City of Adelaide.

    Lisa has driven many projects at Council most recently being the implementation of smart parking technology including the “Park Adelaide” app which empowers visitors to the city by providing reliable and timely information to support customer decision making.

    Lisa has a strong background in customer service and prior to joining the City of Adelaide worked with Ansett Airlines, the State Education Department and several retail companies.

  • Cristina Lynn
    Managing Partner, PTC

    Cristina has been the managing partner of ptc. for the last 16 years during which time she has become a leading authority in parking matters in Australia. In addition to having built the business from three staff to the current 19 and expanded the company’s client portfolio, she has acquired extensive experience in the areas of parking demand, feasibility studies, yield management and car park operations, just to name a few.

    Cristina’s skills, learned over a long career in management consulting, are applied to our parking projects to achieve the client’s expectations in terms of customer service and due regard to the bottom line. Taking advantage of her Latin American roots she has been
    successful in expanding our business in that continent having now completed several retail parking projects in Chile, Peru and Colombia.

    Cristina is actively involved in the parking industry in Australia having formed part of the executive committee of Parking Australia from 2007 to 2017 and is the past President of its Board of Directors. She is an active member of IPI and NPA (both in the USA) and she is on
    the Board of Advisors of the World Parking Symposium. She regularly attends local and international parking conferences and events to ensure our clients are always informed on the latest industry advancements. Cristina is also responsible for the company’s internal quality review process.

  • Paul Nicholls
    Parking Strategy & Contracts Manager, Brighton and Hove City Council UK

    Paul joined Brighton and Hove City Council in 2001 and initially managed the introduction of Civil Parking Enforcement in the city. Paul has been privileged to work with some incredibly talented people in a city he loves. He is proud
    of his team’s role in implementing:

    - Brighton's Ultra Low Emission Zone
    - Phone and card parking payment systems
    - New ways of tackling Blue Badge misuse through Community Resolution Orders (two British Parking Awards 2016)
    - Parking Annual Report writing (Brighton won two PATROL awards and been shortlisted for past 8 years)

    Managing parking in Brighton and Hove is a unique challenge. The city receives over 11 million visitors annually and has a vibrant calendar of major events including party conferences, Brighton marathon and Pride, all of which need different approaches to parking management.

    Before working for Brighton and Hove City Council Paul worked in France for 10 years and upon his return to the UK worked for Transport for London and Westminster City Council.


    Brighton and Hove City Council is the local authority of the city of Brighton and Hove. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. The resident population of Brighton and Hove at the 2011 census was 273,369 persons.

  • Stuart Norman
    CEO, Parking Australia

    Stuart Norman is the CEO of Parking Australia which is the peak membership body for the parking industry. Parking Australia’s members include local government, universities, shopping centres, private operators and parking suppliers. Stuart has more than a decade of experience in industry representation across a range of sectors including electrical contractors, accounting, public transport and now parking. He is passionate about representing industry and achieving positive outcomes that have a real impact for members and the consumers.

    In his current role at Parking Australia Stuart is looking to implement measures which will improve the perception of the parking industry while supporting public and private operators to manage assets effectively.

  • Sameer Pandey
    Councillor, City of Parramatta

    Sameer Pandey has been actively involved in Labor Party since 2005. Sameer runs a successful small technology business based in Parramatta. Sameer has a Masters of Information Technology and a Masters of Legal Studies. Sameer is a community advocate and understands what Parramatta businesses and community need from their local government and will make sure that we get a fair deal out of council.
    As a family man with a stake in the future of our local government area, Sameer is committed to community consultation and putting our community first. He is determined to get the best for our community and our city.
    Sameer is passionate about community issues, social inclusion, preserving our heritage, local services, youth programs, use of technology to improve services, services for older people and people with disability, education, infrastructure and ensuring our community has a strong plan for the future.
    Sameer is currently a member of several committees, including:

    • Smart City Committee
    • Traffic Committee
    • Sydney Central City Planning Panel
    • Member of Parramasala Board
    • Finance Committee
    • Councils Significant Property Projects Committee
    • Committee to review Administrators Decisions
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  • Sarah Randall
    Head of Parking, Croydon Council UK

    Croydon London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Croydon in Greater London, England. It is a London borough council, one of 32 in the United Kingdom capital of London. Croydon is divided into 28 wards, electing 70 councilors. According to the 2011 census, Croydon had a population of 363,378, making Croydon the most populated borough in Greater London. The estimated population in 2017 was around 384,800.

  • Michael Regan
    Mayor, Northern Beaches Council

    Councillor Michael Regan was elected as Mayor of the newly amalgamated Northern Beaches Council in September 2017. Prior to that Mayor Regan was the first popularly elected Mayor of former Warringah Council in 2008 and was re-elected by the community with an increased majority in 2012. During this time Warringah Council was awarded the A.R. Bluett Memorial Award, which recognises the best - performing council in the state.
    The prestigious award acknowledged a wide range of accomplishments including organisational improvements, a sound financial position, collaboration with community groups and a strong emphasis on projects serving the arts community. Prior to being elected to Council, Michael worked in the local government sector for nearly two decades.


    The Northern Beaches Council is a local government area located in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Council was formed on 12 May 2016 after the amalgamation of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah Councils.
    The Council comprises an area of 254 square kilometres (98 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had an estimated population of 252,878, making it the third most populous local government area in the Sydney region.

  • Paul Robinson
    General Manager, Roadmarking Industry Association of Australia

    Paul Robinson is the General Manager of the Roadmarking Industry Association (RIAA) of Australia for 2 years.

    The RIAA represents contractors, suppliers, and associated service provides involved in providing linemarking and pavement delineation services throughout Australia. The role of the RIAA is provide representation, support, and information for industry participants, while working with Road Authorities, Government bodies, and other strategically important organisations.

    Paul came to the RIAA after a long career in Associations management, including serving as the Membership Manager of the RACV, Ambulance Victoria, and The Australian HR Institute.

    Paul believes this is an exciting time to be in the industry with role of increased technology in car parking and autonomous vehicles providing great opportunities For industry participants.

  • Roger Rooney
    , Smart Cities, Smart Parking and Digital Transformation Consultant

    A public entrepreneur, I turn ideas into outcomes and leverage data insights, customer experience and machine learning to implement real-time and predictive services to alleviate pain points and realise benefits.

    I know from over 20 years of first hand experience working across all levels of government that technology is a force multiplier that we can harness to speed up work, create new value and deliver what people need and optimise usage.

    So, how do we make it happen?

    By thinking in a joined up way , by working in public private partnerships, by bringing in the users and the experts at the start and by building long term relationships...and then socialising what we learnt through communities of practice.

    Success is an attitude and I am a resilient leader and an experienced program and project manager expert in delivering best practice at least-cost in dynamic, high volume environments.

  • Marianne Saliba
    Mayor, Shellharbour City Council

    I have a strong commitment to the local community and have represented the interests of residents in an official capacity for a large part of my life.

    I was raised in Shellharbour, attended school at Warilla North Public School, Stella Maris Shellharbour and St Annes College, Dapto and have raised my four children here in Shellharbour.

    As well as Mayor, I am currently a board member of Local Government NSW and National President of the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA).

    My civic work has included: Member for Illawarra (1999-2007); Temporary Chairman of Committees (2003–2007); Member of the NSW Regulation Review Committee (1999-2003)
    ; NSW Joint Select Committee on Victims’ Compensation (1999–2000); Vice Chairman NSW Legislative Review Committee (2003-2004); NSW Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (Staysafe) (2003-2005); and Chairman NSW Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (2004-2007); Deputy Mayor Shellharbour City 2011-2012.

    Community events are an important part of our social sphere and I have been a member of the Shellharbour City Australia Day Events Committee for more than 15 years.
    I am passionate about ensuring the fair treatment of all people and the delivery of services to our city. My vision for the city is to leave it better than I found it, to ensure those who follow have a great place to live, work and play and to safeguard the city’s sustainability.


    Shellharbour (also known as Shellharbour Village) is a suburb located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It also gives its name to the local government area, City of Shellharbour. According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,561 people in Shellharbour.

  • Joshua Satter
    General Manager Innovation, Growth & Development Services, City of Darwin

    General Manager Innovation, Growth & Development Services for City of Darwin since September 2018.

    Responsible for shaping the future of the City through planning and delivery of growth and development opportunities that incorporate Smart Cities’ philosophies, digital transformation, economic and tourism development opportunities, climate change, international relations, resilience and environmental improvement opportunities.


    The City of Darwin is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. It includes the central business district of the capital, Darwin City, and represents two-thirds of its metropolitan population. The City covers an area of 112 square kilometres (43 sq mi) and, at the 2016 census, had a population of 78,804 people.

  • David Stevens
    Manager Commercial Operations, Lane Cove Council

    David joined Local Government in November 2017 after working in the Banking Sector for 30 years both locally and overseas in London, Dusseldorf and Singapore. David’s specialist discipline was in Financial Markets, however he also spent considerable time in Business Banking and Wealth Management. David is currently Manager of Commercial Operations at Lane Cove Council.


    The Lane Cove Council is a local government area located on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The administrative seat of Lane Cove is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-west of the Sydney central business district. At the 2016 census, Lane Cove had a population of 36,051.

  • The Hon. Alan Tudge
    Minister for Population Cities and Urban Infrastructure , Australian Government

    Alan Tudge is the Federal Member for Aston in the Australian Parliament and the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure. He was first elected in 2010 and, prior to his present portfolio was the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, with responsibility for skilled migration, visa processing, pathways to citizen ship, and multicultural affairs, Minister for Human Services (where he introduced the cashless welfare card) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.

    Before entering parliament, Alan spent most of his career in business including with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and the United States, and worked as a senior adviser to the Foreign Minister and Education Minister. He holds a law degree and arts degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University.

  • Sue Weatherley
    Director of City Strategy and Innovation, Georges River Council

    Sue Weatherley is the Director of City Strategy and Innovation at Georges River Council.

    Sue is the 2018 PIA NSW Planner of the Year. Highly experienced Urban Planner, and local government executive, experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of
    working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Urban Planning, Government, Economic Development, Community Engagement, and Project Management. Strong business development professional.


    The Georges River Council is a local government area located in the St George region of Sydney located south of the CBD, in New South Wales, Australia. The Council was formed on 12 May 2016 from the merger of the Kogarah City Council and Hurstville City Council. The Council comprises an area of 38.36 square kilometres (14.81 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a population of 146,841.

  • Linda Weatherson
    Director City Operations, City of Melbourne

    A practical, pragmatic and highly experienced leader who has worked across all aspects of local government for more than twenty years. With a commitment to social justice and equality, a comprehensive understanding of governance, people management, business improvement and issues management, Linda has a broad range of skills and experience.

    Linda is passionate about building resilience in both individuals and communities, working on both the mental and physical to bring the best results. Working with the most vulnerable to the most privileged, Linda has an approach which brings out the best in individuals, communities and organisations.


    The City of Melbourne is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central city area of Melbourne. In 2016 the city has an area of 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and had a population of 135,959.