Monday Musing: Meet your new Representatives  

Across May we continued our ever popular and seemingly endless pastime of holding elections, for a range of positions on our Council, the Vice President, and to confirm our new President. All these positions will help influence our work and long-term strategic direction by advising our Board.

BPA President:

  • John McArdle, Owner, John McArdle Consulting

BPA Vice President

  • Mike Marrs, Business Development Director, Marston Holdings

Council Elections

This was our first Council elections conducted in ‘election by thirds’, whereby a third of the positions on our 40-member Council were up for election. We had a total of 18 candidates standing in competitive elections for a total of eight positions, with five further candidates standing unopposed for endorsement as the sole candidate for a position. The successful candidates, who will serve a three-year term are as follows:


Parking Structures Representative           

  • Russell Simmons, Director, Stripe Consulting


Chair of the London Region           

  • John McArdle, Owner, John McArdle Consulting


Individual Members Representative

  • Ian Gamble, Business Development Manager, SEA


2x Parking on Private Land Operator Representatives

  • Conor Greely, Director, Carflow Limited
  • Grahame Rose, Director of Development, Group Nexus


2x Directly Elected Representatives

  • Ken Prior, Parking Manager, Cheshire West & Chester Council
  • Philip Hammer, Parking Operations Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council


National Operators Representative           

  • Stuart Harrison, Senior Director, UK Parking Control Ltd


Chair of the Midlands Region        

  • Anjna Patel MBE, Principal Officer, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Chair of the South East Region     

  • Bob Spicer, Business & Client Support Manager, Phoenix Group


Local Authority Representative     

  • Richard Walker, North Essex Parking Partnership Group, Colchester County Council


Consultants Representative           

  • Trevor Clark, Director, Buchanan Order Management


Higher Education Representative  

  • Ian Goodwin, Founder and Owner, The Parking Consultancy Ltd


Congratulations to everyone who made it onto or back onto Council, we look forward to working with you over the course of your term. Commiserations to those that didn’t make it but please keep trying. We’d also like to thank all outgoing Council members for their service to the Association and we hope we can continue to engage positively with you all. We are all part of a vibrant sector and there is much work to do!


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