The BPA Annual Conference 2012 is taking place in three weeks’ time
and each week we are introducing some of the speakers who will be presenting at
Colin McSkeane, Ian Poole and Guy Douglas feature this week.
Colin McSkeane joined Barclays in 1985 and during his career
has accumulated vast experience in a range of roles from sales, risk, project,
process management through to value management.
Joining the Barclaycard acceptance business in 2005, Colin has
undertaken roles from Head of Risk Policy, Market Development through to his
current role in Innovation.
During his time
within Barclaycard, Colin has been behind many key initiatives across all
aspects of the business from capital management, strategic planning, product
development and the delivery of a range of key propositions from fraud through
to loyalty. Colin is involved in a number of working groups across Barclaycard
and the Barclays Group driving the payment acceptance innovation agenda forward
and represents the business at a number of industry forums.
Ian Poole, St Edmundsbury
Ian Poole manages a multi-faceted section of town planners,
conservation officers and urban and landscape designers at St Edmundsbury
Borough Council, based at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. He is currently managing the preparation of
“whole place” plans for the main towns of the borough, which bring together
planning policies and service delivery plans into one document. Ian was also the project manager for the
delivery of the pioneering Bury St Edmunds Historic Core Zone project, which
delivered schemes that both improve the historic environment and manage the
impact of the car within it.
Ian is also a member of the Executive of the Historic Towns
Forum, where he was Chairman between 2004 and 2006 and led on the publication
of the “Manual for Historic Streets”.
In 2008 Ian was awarded a CABE Space Travel Scholarship and
completed a whistle-stop tour of 25 historic towns and cities in eight
countries across Europe studying the design, management and maintenance of the
public realm in historic towns and cities.
Guy Douglas, ATCM
Originally from a career in film and TV facilities in the
UK, Guy worked in Alaska for 15 years in
the field of downtown revitalisation, or town centre management in UK English;
he ran a municipal parking authority in oil-rich Fairbanks and had the rare
opportunity of nearly being seen placing an enforcement ticket on a moose!
Returning to the UK in 2006, he was headhunted by Reading UK CIC to run their
high profile town centre Business Improvement District in Reading, delivering a
business plan to animate the town centre.
After experiencing the US practice of parking validation,
Guy has been frustrated that such acceptance is not more prevalent in the UK.
With the perception that town and city centres are less appealing than
out-of-town shopping centres due to high parking charges, the opportunity to
champion the concept of validation in an innovative mobile contactless project
was so appealing that he jumped ship from Reading UK CIC and joined the ATCM as
Project Manager for MoLo Rewards.
Visit our BPA Annual Conference 2012 webpage to find out more about this event.
Read about other speakers featured in our speaker spotlight
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with thanks to our headline sponsors; UK Parking Control and Metric Group