John Dexter AbayaSenior Customer Service Specialist, Auckland Transport
I'm a Senior Customer Service Specialist at Auckland Transport. I work within our written team dealing with customer enquiries coming from our e-mail and web form channels.
Most of the enquiries we receive at Auckland Transport are related to Public Transport, Road Maintenance, Road Safety and Parking.
Josephine BartleyAuckland CouncillorAuckland Council, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki ward
Victoria CarterDirector, NZ Transport Agency & Co-founder, Cityhop
A former high-profile Auckland City Councillor, Victoria is a serial entrepreneur founding NZ’s first car share business in 2007 before anyone was thinking about new mobility, she sold the business to Toyota in 2018. She also was responsible for restarting the Auckland Arts Festival.
Victoria has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland. Sustainability, people and culture and marketing are her great interest. Her Instagram page says she’s ‘Bold, brave and grateful!’
Victoria has over 25 years’ experience as a company director and Chair of public listed, large privately owned companies, trusts, government agencies and substantial charities. She is currently Deputy Chair of NZTR, a director of NZTA, and the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.
In 2016 Victoria received a New Zealand Order of Merit ONZM for services to arts, business and the community.
Andrew CrosbyVice General Manager, Universal Homes Limited, Board Member, Urban Development Institute of New Zealand
Andrew Crosby is Vice General Manager at Universal Homes, where he sees himself as one small part of a great team developing urban communities. He is also a founding board member of the Urban Development Institute of New Zealand.
Andrew has developed projects ranging from residential subdivisions, terrace homes and apartments to mixed use, retail and office in New Zealand and the United States. He has been involved in all phases of the development process, both in the private and public sectors, in good markets and bad.
He has degrees in Architecture and Property from the University of Auckland. With a passion for continuous improvement and learning, Andrew runs the Property Development paper at Unitec and writes the occasional book.
Fern EvittDirector, Untethered Thinking
Fern Evitt, Ph.D., APF is Strategy Director at Untethered Thinking. She is a futurist-at-large; she works with organizations to empower them to shape a better future, supporting understanding of the now ever-present disruptive technologies to transform. The result is companies are able to better manage the implications and the implicit changes to work and society.
Fern is an expert strategist, marketing and innovation specialist, system thinker, applied futurist and is highly technology savvy. Her career spans senior management, international trade, business improvement consulting, and is a startup advocate. As Strategic Director, she works with Cataliize (Previously Startmesh) to build global businesses.
Recognizing that innovation and collaboration are integral to adapting and thriving in the now-common disruptive business landscape resulted in her completing a Ph.D. (Management, 2014) in open innovation. Her doctoral thesis Implications of Openness, explores the challenges of collaborating.
Raewyn HailesAccess Coordinator, CCS Disability Action
Raewyn Hailes helped develop a phone app designed to make a real difference to the disabled community by actively creating social change. A passion for human rights and equity in all spaces has led to the current role primarily in influencing social change and upholding current legislation. A mum and grandmother who wants Universal Design, Accessible Journeys and Equality for all in the future landscape of our world.
Rob HarmanChairperson, NZ Parking Association
Rob has over 10 years’ experience across the transport sector in both passenger transport and car parking operations. Rob was the General Manager of Secure Parking NZ Ltd prior to joining Smart Parking Technology Ltd as Head of Operations – Asia Pacific.
Rob demonstrates in depth knowledge of the parking industry in New Zealand with specific experience dealing with large, dynamic sites, and has rolled out a wide variety of operational, technological and enforcement solutions for his customers.
Rob joined the NZPA Executive Committee in September 2016 and is also a member of the Parking Action Group (PAG) who were responsible for publishing the Code of Practice for Parking Enforcement on Private Land. Rob believes that the NZPA has a great opportunity to expand across a variety of aspects of the parking community and looks forward to working on this at both a membership and commercial level.
Pippi KettleHead of Transport and Business Intelligence, Wellington Airport
Pippi is the Head of Transport & Business Intelligence at Wellington Airport. Pippi is responsible for all ground transport operations at the airport including car parking, taxis and shuttles, rental cars, rideshare, carshare and bus operations. Pippi has been with the airport for over 8 years starting in the Finance Team back in 2011 before moving across to ground transport. Prior to starting at Wellington Airport, Pippi travelled and worked overseas in the UK and US after completing her CA qualification and four years at Deloitte in Wellington.
Jannat MaqboolDirector, Smart Cities Council ANZ
Jannat is an accomplished academic, CPA and former CIO, undertaking a Masters of Digital Business and actively engaged in the NZ technology sector. With a focus on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities, Jannat is currently the Smart Cities Advisor for Hamilton City Council, Principal Advisor for Asia Pacific in IoT, Agritech and Fintech with Ecosystm, and is involved with various other technology initiatives promoting and building digital capacity. Jannat also leads the development and teaching of micro-credentials, in collaboration with industry, in the Centre for Business and Enterprise at Wintec, one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutes
Andrew McGillHead of Integrated Network Planning, Auckland Transport
Andrew McGill is the Head of Integrated Network Planning at Auckland Transport. This team is responsible for the front end strategic planning of the entire transport system, across all transport modes.
Andrew is a transport planner, programme manager and people leader who has worked in the private and public sectors across Australia and New Zealand from strategic planning, development/implementation and through to transport operations and major events.
Clem Newton-BrownChief Executive Officer and Founder, Skyportz
Our cities are about to be hit by a transport revolution - think driverless cars, delivery drones, micro mobility on electric scooters and Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft.
The technology for this revolution already exists today and Clem is at the frontline pushing the boundaries for city planning and regulatory changes which will be required.
As a former planning barrister, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Member of Parliament, Clem has a unique insight into how this transport revolution can be realised.
His Skyportz business has recently partnered with Parking Australia to assist members who want to utilise their assets for landing infrastructure for air taxis.
Clem's presentation is not about predicting the future - it is about what he is actually doing to create the urban environment to facilitate the biggest change the world has seen since the invention of the motor vehicle.
The future will be here sooner than you think.
Richard OsborneHead of Transport, Christchurch City Council
Richard has over twenty years’ experience working across a wide variety of projects in local and central government, as well as in consultancies. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of transport and land use planning matters. He is currently leading the Christchurch City Council’s transport unit and prior to that, as the Head of Planning, he led the review of the Christchurch Replacement District Plan.
Anthony PapaTransport Planner, City of Gold Coast
Anthony has worked at the City of Gold Coast (City) for over 14 years and has a wealth of parking knowledge gathered from his experience in various parking related roles within the City. As a Senior Transport Planner, he is responsible for ensuring strategic objectives are achieved via the delivery of key programs and actions from the City Parking Plan. Key projects include the ParkInCentre Scheme (demand responsive pricing, peak/off-peak pricing and progressive pricing), Revenue Reinvestment Policy and the Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme.
Anthony is Chair of the City’s Parking Implementation Group and works with key internal and external stakeholders to achieve the best outcome for the community and the city. While working for the City he has been involved in the rollout of four iterations of parking technology and has worked within Regulatory and Planning areas to develop various strategic, operational and parking enforcement strategies.
John PurcellParking Activity Manager and Prosecutor, Hamilton City Council
John has 16 years’ experience in local government including 8 years as Parking Leader for New Zealand’s 4th largest city.
John is the Deputy Chairperson of the New Zealand Parking association and Chairs the Local Government sub-committee of the NZPA.
With a technical background gained in high voltage electricity generation and reticulation, including the disciplines of control’s and mechanical engineering; John is passionate about the delivery of Hamilton’s Strategic Purpose “To improve the wellbeing of Hamiltonians” by planning and deploying the delivery of advanced parking strategies and systems.
John leads a highly engaged team of parking professionals and believes that honesty, trust and empowerment are important enablers in todays fast paced corporate arena.
Roger Rooney, Transport Advisor
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.
Daimhin WarnerDirector, Simply Privacy
Daimhin Warner is a Director of Simply Privacy, a consultancy providing privacy advice, strategy and training to business and government, and NZ Country Leader for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He’s a privacy professional with 15 years' privacy and related experience in both the public and private sector. Daimhin worked with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for 7 years until 2014, then left to sell his skills to the agencies he used to regulate. Daimhin is legally trained, but talks like a normal person.
Steve WilliamsNational Manager – Parking, Wilson Parking New Zealand
Commercially savvy, strong analytical skills and with the ability to get into the detail while also seeing the big picture allows me to help create real strategies and promote business growth. These skills along with an understanding of how a business operates comes from branch management, divisional management accounting, own business ownership, consulting and commercial experience.
Steve believes great communication both internally and externally along with high organisational skills will enable process change, growth and team spirit. In order to achieve this Steve is intuitive, enthusiastic, confident and a true leader that is supportive but can also drive change. The ability to adapt quickly, add value, be dynamic and resilient are also key traits of Steve.
Darlene WinstonTransformation LeaderSecure Parking