Board of Directors

Sharon Prior- President

Sharon Prior- President

Sharon is currently the Team Leader Off Street Parking Services at Adelaide City Council. Since commencing with Adelaide City Council in 2004 Sharon has undertaken a variety of leadership roles which have covered all aspects of parking within Local Government, ranging from the regulatory situation of on street parking to the management of Council’s off street commercial multi deck car parks.

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James English – Vice President

James English – Vice President

James is Managing Director at ACE PARKING and active member of Parking Australia, Victoria Police Car Park Operator Forum and Committee member of Melbourne Airport’s Landside Operations and is also a Committee Member of the Australian Operators Scheme.

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Mosstyn Howell

Mosstyn Howell

Mosstyn has been a leader, visionary and highly respected partner and colleague in the parking industry for over 20 years. Mosstyn is currently the Founder and CEO of UbiPark which provides exciting new parking technologies to assist consumers to save time and money when looking for parking.

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Wayne Bryant

Wayne Bryant

Wayne is a Certified Practising Accountant with a strong background in accounting, finance and credit management, with 26 years’ experience in the media, medical diagnostics and the university industries/sectors. His role is  as Manager of Transport Systems at QUT has seen him implement a total university parking review, participate in a technology review for a new campus car park, implement pay on exit technology and project management of retrofitted technology to other facilities across both campuses at Queensland University of Technology, as well as head up the project team for the Kelvin Grove Sports Field Car Park.

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Paul Sidwell

Paul Sidwell

Paul is the Chief Technology Officer for Wilson Parking in Australia and has been an active participant in the parking industry since 2011, with a focus on technology and innovation. Paul has a wide-ranging knowledge of innovation, compliance and technology challenges relevant to the PA membership base. His expertise includes; EMV compliance, online payments, digital wallets, banking services, online reservation systems, customer account systems, ticketless parking, loyalty and other software applications.

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Ben Williams

Ben Williams

Ben Williams has over 15 years’ experience in senior level sales and management, over 9 of these has been spent immersed in the Australian parking industry. Ben’s former roles have included SKIDATA and Wilson Technology Solutions, and he is currently the General Manager at Smart Parking Limited.

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Joe Larosa

Joe Larosa

Joe Larosa is General Manager – Sales & Service for SKIDATA Australasia and has over 30 years’ experience in the building services industry, as well as various sales and operational roles. 

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Gary Byrne

Gary Byrne

Having worked in and been an active member of the Australian parking industry for over 20 years, Gary has held a variety of roles including Operations, Tech Solution Sales and Electronic Security Distribution for some of the markets biggest brands. 

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About the Parking Australia Board


The Board of Directors administers Parking Australia’s affairs, subject to the vote of members and those willing to offer their services as board members. Board members are elected by the membership at the association’s Annual General Meeting, normally for a term of 3 years. The Parking Australia Board includes a representative from each state and territory in Australia.

Becoming a Parking Australia Director
Members of Parking Australia  are invited to nominate for the position of director at the Annual General Meeting. By embarking on a role as a board member it is important that you are able to make a commitment to the board and to the association in order to implement the vision and strategies determined by the board and that you have personal aspirations that you would like to achieve for PA. By being a part of the board you will be able to make a difference and assist in implementing the board’s vision. Serving on the PA board can be a positive experience and will clearly enhance your understanding of the parking industry and its people.

The role of a director of Parking Australia Ltd is a voluntary task requiring a significant commitment. The position is normally for a term of 3 years, but directors can be re-elected for 2 further terms of 3 years each. There is no remuneration for directors other than a fixed fee for attending board meetings. This fee covers some of your travel and accommodation costs.

In order to understand the requirements for nomination, it is strongly recommended that you read Sections 33 and 34 of the new Constitution of Parking Australia Ltd to assist you in deciding whether you are eligible to nominate.

Parking Australia Committees

Board members volunteer to participate on committees which evaluate and plan the association’s main functions. There are five separate committees which each feature specific roles and responsibilities, in relation to the association’s strategic plan: AOS, Events, Education, Finance and Governance, Policy and Advocacy.

 

 

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