Meet the Team
Garth Mathews - Founder and Joint Chief Executive Officer
Garth founded Secure Parking in 1979 and has operated the company in the capacity of Managing Director. In 1984, Garth took the Australian Parking Industry to new levels by implementing a strategic plan to make multi-storey car parks ‘one-stop shops’, offering an extensive range of value added services and products.
Brett Mathews - Joint Chief Executive Officer
Brett has 25 years’ involvement with Secure Parking as CEO. He has a Masters degree in Economics and Marketing from the University of NSW, and has introduced a number of marketing developments to the industry, including pre-paid vouchers and Advantage Parker a proprietary, universal, nationwide convenience credit parking system.
Neal Smylie - Chief Operating Officer
Neal is responsible for overseeing the overall performance of the company and the implementation of its strategic plan. Neal brings with him 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector, having previously worked at senior levels for Australian Wealth Management Limited (an ASX 300 company, which he helped list) and its various associated companies, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer.
Neal started his career in external auditing where he had responsibility for a range of financial and efficiency audits. Neal holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs.
David Knight - Group General Manager
As Group General Manager, Marketing and Business Development, David Knight oversees all aspects of the financial and commercial management of the business. David has over 20 years of experience within the Parking Industry, gained from managing key sites across Australia.
Peter Seales - NSW / ACT General Manager
Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has many years’ experience in management across a variety of businesses including finance, retail and service industries. Peter worked in Hong Kong for many years in Operations. The wealth of knowledge he gained from this experience is of great benefit to Secure Parking and our clients.
Peter oversees the operational implementation and ongoing review of the car park processes and procedures. Peter provides the link between the car park operations and liaises with management.
Scott Rush - VIC / TAS General Manager
With a depth of knowledge gained from both car park management and commercial real estate, Scott has a comprehensive understanding of the Melbourne Market.
Supporting industry knowledge, Scott has a Masters Degree in Marketing and a genuine commitment to exceeding the expectations of all his clients
Clint Watts – WA / SA General Manager
As General Manager WA/SA, Clint oversees the management of both the WA and SA portfolios. Clint has 8 years of experience within the parking industry, gained from managing and operating key sites across both states. Clint has a Bachelor of Commerce and is focused on ensuring your asset reaches it full potential.
Rob Harman - New Zealand General Manager
Rob has over 10 years experience in high pressure, dynamic environments across the transport sector, specifically with a major New Zealand bus and coach company and now Secure Parking. Rob was the manager of our Auckland Airport operation before moving to the General Manager position in November 2014
Rob has in depth knowledge of the parking industry with specific experience dealing with large sites, and is committed to providing clients with first-class car parking solutions across New Zealand
Andrew Sapir - Corporate Marketing Manager
Andrew brings over 20 years experience working from both an Advertising Agency and Client side with some of Australia’s big brands such as Australia Post, Star City Casino, Acer Computers and Vodafone. He has been responsible for major product launches, rebranding projects and award-winning national campaigns that cover a wide range of above-the-line, below-the-line and digital media.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of New South Wales, ADMA Certificate and Australian Advertising Association Certificate.
Sheree O'Donovan - Customer Experience Manager
Sheree brings a wealth of customer focused knowledge attained from over 7 years in the customer experience sector. Sheree has been recognised throughout her career as a successful change manager, stemming from her strategic focus and interpersonal skills.
Sheree is responsible for championing the cause of the customer within the business by reviewing, recommending and implementing strategies to improve all aspects of the Secure customer experience, now and as we continue to innovate and provide new offerings to our customers, with the overall objective of improving customer satisfaction and driving business growth
Andrew Parker - Chief Information Officer
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in technology delivery, management & leadership, within the financial services & retail sectors; most recently as Travelex's Head of IT for Asia Pacific & Global IT Transformation Lead.”
As CIO, Andrew is accountable for all aspects of IT across Secure Parking’s AU, NZ & UK businesses and will lead our IT strategy, ensuring that leading edge IT services are in place, to support Customers, car park operations, corporate functions and our business objectives. Andrew also heads up SecureTech, which delivers car park owners and operators, a range of equipment, technology, consulting and support & maintenance solutions.
Alan Kent – Financial Controller
Alan is a Chartered Accountant who relocated to Australia in 2004. Throughout his career he has built and managed efficient and effective finance teams across diverse businesses.
Alan has been with Secure Parking for over seven years in both commercial and financial roles and is using his previous experience and knowledge to improve the capabilities of his finance team to facilitate the growth and expansion of Secure Parking.