EPA elects new Board and Policy and Strategy Committee

The new president of the EPA is Nick Lester from Great Britain. He was elected unanimously from the 19 delegates at the general meeting held during the 14th European Parking Congress in Vienna.
Joan Font, former president for 6 years, retired from his office. Nick Lester has served on the board of the European Parking Association for five years and is also a director and past president of the British Parking Association. N. Lester said: I am very pleased to be appointed president of the European Parking Association. Getting parking regulations right is essential for making our cities work, and we can all benefit from learning from experiences across Europe.Our challenge is to manage what can never be enough spaces to meet demand in the most effective way and with the highest standards of customer service.

Nick Lester is corporate director of services at London Councils, a role which involves operating a number of direct services to Londoners. These include the Freedom Pass and other transport services for disabled Londoners, the London Lorry Control Scheme and the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service.

In his previous role as London Parking Director, he was responsible for introducing decriminalised parking and traffic enforcement into the country and led the use of camera enforcement against moving traffic offences.

Members of the new board are:

* Nick Lester, British Parking Association, Great Britain
* Philippe, Princet, Fédération Nationale des Métiers du Stationnement, France
* Rainer-Michael Rudolph, Bundesverband Parken e.V., Germany
* Laurence Bannerman, AIPARK, Italy
* Antoni Roig, ASESGA, Spain

Also the Policy and Strategy Committee has been elected. Its new members are:

* Michael Kesseler, Bundesverband Parken e.V., Germany
* Edouard Lecomte, Fédération Nationale des Métiers du Stationnement, France
* Peter Martens, VEXPAN, the Netherlands
* Andrea Roli, AIPARK, Italy
* Joseph Toth, HUNGAROPARK, Hungary
* Nigel Williams, British Parking Association, Great Britain

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