What started out as a “temporary” engagement back in 2003 continues to be the most rewarding and exciting professional career move I have ever made. My years in parking and transportation have flown by and I am happy to say that the more I know about the industry the more I find it stimulating and challenging. And it will certainly continue to be one of the most important aspects of city planning in the future.
In what seems like a couple of lifetimes ago I gained a degree in Business Studies and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant. My years with Ernst & Young gave me the opportunity of not only developing my auditing and consulting skills but also to travel extensively around Europe from a base in Verona, Italy. I was the first woman to be promoted to Senior Manager in the Italian practice. Not only did I learn skills regarding procedures and controls but also how to relate to a diversity of clients in different industries, how to communicate in several languages and how to appreciate a good meal and a great glass of wine! All these skills have since come in very handy, most recently in the acquisition of a number of projects in South America.
At ptc. I seek to broaden the horizons of consulting in a specialized niche by giving clients the opportunity not only to interact with a team of professionals each bringing their own special set of skills but by providing a platform where each of the specific areas of specialization can work together to achieve higher outcomes.
Apart from my specific involvement in the business, I have spent 10 years on the Board of Parking Australia of which I was the President until November 2017. I previously held the roles of Vice President and Treasurer. You can check out some of the highlights of my work with PA at this video: Farewell PA
I keep up with developments in the international arena by membership of the World Parking Symposium Board of Advisors and International Parking & Mobility Institute and by attending and speaking at conferences and events.