Meet the team

The senior team at GroupNexus has been at the forefront of the parking industry for over two decades, driving improvements and innovation. You can therefore be confident that when you partner with us, you will be working with the best and most experienced team in the parking industry.

Ian Langdon

Ian Langdon

Operations Director

As a co-founder of the business, Ian has seen the company grow from a start-up, to one of the leading car park management companies in the UK employing over 450 people with over 1,200 sites under management.

As Operations Director Ian is particularly proud of the company’s staff retention rate and even prouder of the fact that his top-level management team of Operations Managers have all been promoted from within. He believes this shows the value the company has derived from its investment in training and personal development.

Although the industry has changed dramatically since Ian began his career in 1991, he is key to ensuring that the values that helped the company grow, such as a quality service and putting the customer first, are maintained through the training programs, processes and company ethos.

Ellis Green

Ellis Green

CEO

Ellis co-founded the business, together with Ian Langdon and Max Green, his late Father, in 1991. Its founding expertise was providing Parking Management for the National Health Service, which at the time was a free-for-all – in both senses. The customer centric service the company provided to the NHS has guided the business ethos ever since.

Ellis believes that success has come from listening to our clients and understanding their particular needs – even within the NHS and GroupNexus’ many Hospital/ Healthcare clients, none are the same, each Hospital and Hospital Trust requires something slightly different. 

Over the last 30 years, Ellis has been truly amazed and inspired by watching and working with a group of people who are equally passionate about GroupNexus and delivering the future of parking. 

It gives Ellis a huge sense of satisfaction that so many of the team have grown with the Company and that the business has moved from a sole focus on the NHS to a myriad of other client sectors, whilst also enhancing the services offered.

Seeing the world and technology moving faster than ever, and the change this brings to the industry, Ellis wanted to ensure that GroupNexus were not only ahead of the game but driving the changes – able to offer deeper and relevant technological opportunities to clients alongside traditional services. 

It is testament to Ellis that after 30 years, GroupNexus is still growing, and he plans to help continue this growth far into the future.

Elli Morris

Elli Morris

Director

Elli joined Ranger Services in 2004 shortly after its inception; and was appointed as CEO in 2012/13. The exponential growth in the business during his time as CEO led to the acquisition of the company by CP Plus in 2015.

Elli completed a diploma in humanistic counselling; and achieved an MBA with merit from Imperial College London, both of which underpin his commitment and ability to grow a business whilst maintaining the core values that put staff and customer needs at the heart of the vision.

Elli was closely involved in the integration of Ranger and CP Plus into GroupNexus, seeing the companies grow into one of the largest and most profitable car parking businesses in the UK. He has been at the forefront of market-leading innovation, introducing and launching new products and services that have now become the de facto standards across the car parking industry, including both patented and award-winning solutions.

Tamsin Rickeard

Tamsin Rickeard

Director of Finance

Tamsin joined the Board of CP Plus (now T/A GroupNexus) in April 2010, helping to take the business to the next stage in its development. Having completed her Chartered Accountancy training with Ernst & Young in London in 1994, Tamsin worked across a number of business sectors including Oil, Insurance, Defence and Telecoms, enjoying exposure to clients facing change and challenges.

With her practical and solutions-based approach, Tamsin decided that her interests lay in assisting companies to grow and manage transformation. After leaving Ernst & Young, she went on to work with SMEs, working her way up to Finance Director. During this time, Tamsin’s focus was on implementing new business practices and introducing meaningful and timely management information, to enable companies to make informed decisions. Having gone through a turnaround with one company, she decided to focus specifically on this area and set-up her own consultancy which worked with SMEs in periods of change and/or crisis.

In her consultancy she has worked with a wide range of businesses, including advertising agencies, brand consultancies, events management, and a small investment fund. Tamsin carried out projects such as valuing businesses, due diligence, setting-up financial systems, staff training and turnarounds.

Grahame Rose

Grahame Rose

Director of Development

Grahame joined CP Plus in 1995. Coming from a small business background his ‘hands on’, service orientated approach fitted in perfectly with the business outlook.

Charged with the responsibility of breathing new life into the company’s development and marketing activities, he has continued innovating its products and services ever since.

Grahame has been instrumental in the creation of GroupNexus, from a company that managed 28 sites when he joined to its current portfolio of over 1,200.

Realising that the future will be technology focused and being curious about where this would take business, Grahame has been the driving force in moving the company’s IT infrastructure and services into the 21st century.

Under his direction, the business constantly looks to innovate and review its services and as such has widened its portfolio. GroupNexus now offers a range of non-core services to clients, such as security and facilities management.

Grahame is a Board Member of the British Parking Association, regularly speaking at industry events and inputting into the new Parking (Code of Practice) Act.

Gavin Povey

Gavin Povey

Group Head of Commercial

With a background in engineering, Gavin turned his hand to car parking in 1999 when he joined CP Plus’s Development Team.

Gavin and his team guide potential clients through the process of selecting a parking scheme and offer specialist advice to ensure that the best possible solution is selected. With a commercial focus to maximise efficiency of parking spaces and a service ethos to improve the customer experience.

Using a consultative approach, Gavin has been instrumental in taking the business into new sectors and environments and manages a large number of client relationships which have been key to maintaining the firm’s stability and growth.

With a genuine interest in parking technologies and innovation, Gavin has developed systems in conjunction with equipment and solution providers to deal with unique and sometimes quirky parking scenarios.

Some say that car parking is not ‘rocket science’, however Gavin insists that his Quantum Leap from engineering to car park management is set to change that.

Alisa Fleischmann

Alisa Fleischmann

Head of Marketing

Alisa joined GroupNexus as Head of Marketing in 2019 with the aim of driving the brand forward. Alisa is an innovative and strategic thinker, who utilises new trends, technology and best practices to deliver best in class marketing solutions. She’s focused on positioning GroupNexus as the market leading parking solutions provider, to both our traditional clients, as well as the wider data and marketing communities.

Alisa bring a wealth of experience in data driven marketing and brand development gained through her roles at Ogilvy, Wunderman and specialist marketing agencies for clients including Odeon, British Airways, American Express and Shell.

Jonah Gubbay

Jonah Gubbay

Head of Account Management

Jonah joined GroupNexus in 2019, bringing extensive client-facing experience from multiple sectors within the engineering field. He was formerly an Account Director at Virgin Media, responsible for their largest financial sector Wi-Fi client, and General Manager at Tetratab , an SME manufacturing rugged tablets for the emergency services and commercial fleet market.

Jonah is Head of Account Management at GroupNexus and is fortunate to work with a very experienced team. He strongly believes in ‘putting the client first’ and has helped shape the new CRM system that has been rolled out across the business.  He is a strong believer in the power of data and is very excited about the development of the NexusPlatform which allows clients to have full control of their estate.

Natalie Rickward

Natalie Rickward

Head of Implementation

Natalie joined the company in 2016 as a Project Manager and quickly progressed to the Head of Implementation creating the Implementation Team for GroupNexus.

Helping grow the business from site survey and client consultation through to installation and implementation of products and services.

Natalie has a background in Local Government Parking, Car Park Management and Business Services. Natalie uses her expertise to create an exceptional customer experience for all clients.

With a Diploma in Management and Leadership and previously nominated for a Staff Leadership and Motivation Award you are in safe hands with Natalie and her experienced team.

Darren Brooks

Darren Brooks

Head of Quality Assurance & Standards

Darren joined GroupNexus in 2005 as an Operations Manager and rapidly expanded a large portfolio of sites delivering parking and security services across the South. Darren was instrumental in working with business development to establish the company’s first Facilities Management contract and growing this side of the business into what is now an integrated group product.

Darren has a comprehensive background in the logistics industry, having served for 22 years with the Logistics Corp within the HM Armed Forces.  His expertise includes health and safety legislation, transport policy, training and assessment of personal and operational deployment in high pressure environments.

Darren is currently Head of Quality Assurance and Standards and manages a far reaching portfolio of responsibilities, including accreditation to ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management , ISO 14001 2015 Environmental Management, Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme, British Parking Association Approved Operator Scheme and Safe Contractor, to mention a few.

Darren has introduced and controls a robust management and training system, to ensure the services provided operationally deliver an outstanding customer and client experience and regularly carries out internal audits to confirm the standards are maintained throughout the services the group provide.

 

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Head of Operations

Julie joined the company in 2014 and has headed up Operations within GroupNexus since 2016, playing an integral role in the operations aspects of the company merger.

Julie has 33 Years of operational & General management and HR experience in the Automotive, Retail Automation & Distribution, Airline & Travel and Child Care sectors.

Gordon Andrews

Gordon Andrews

Head of Field Operations

Gordon is one of the big success stories of the company, having joined in 1991 and worked his way up to managing a team of 400 field operatives.

Always on the lookout for staff who excel at their job, Gordon relishes nothing more than seeing members of his team advancing in the same way as he has done, through the various training programs that he has sought out or put together.

As the demands of the role have increased over the years, Gordon has adapted and built a strong team around him to manage the company’s ISO, SIA Approved Contractor and other accreditations.

Ma Li

Ma Li

Head of Finance

Since graduating with a MA degree in Communications in 2005, Ma Li pursued a career as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA, ACMA). Ma Li joined GroupNexus in 2008 as Head of Finance and HR, overseeing the day-to-day running of the finance function, as well as supporting the CEO and CFO on financial strategic planning.

Outside the working hours, Ma Li is a keen scuba diver and qualified gym instructor, and a huge fan of GBBO (for those who don’t know, The Great British Bake off).

Seth Green

Seth Green

Head of Products

Seth joined GroupNexus in 2019 as Head of Products in order to oversee the transformation and development of the Nexus suite of products with the aim of ensuring that we continue to be market leaders, innovative and future focused. As the parking industry continues to rapidly pivot from being a resourcedriven industry to a technologydriven one, Seth’s experience in taking technology products from idea to market will be an asset in this ever evolving and exciting industry.

Seth remains founder and CEO of Dynamic Messaging. Over the last 10 years he has worked closely with a range of blue-chip companies including Admiral Insurance, Ladbrokes and the PaySafe Group.

David Walsh

David Walsh

Senior Contract & Bid Manager

David joined the company in 2008, leaving behind the banking industry and taking up the position of Contract Manager and Bid Coordinator.

Having read Electronic Engineering at university, David has always had a fascination with technology and uses his knowledge and experience to champion and implement intuitive parking management systems for a range of different clients.

During David’s time at GroupNexus, he has worked in a number of sectors; including universities, charity and equity trusts and also has a vast amount of experience working with the NHS, currently overseeing 18 hospital sites. David also helped to implement and manage our first hospital contracts in Spain, in Palma and Oviedo, which continue to be a success.

With his fastidious and technical nature, he helps ensure that clients extract best value from their parking operations whilst maximising their income potential. In his spare time, his interests include cycling, F1 and technology.

Yvette Yates

Yvette Yates

Head of Enforcement

Yvette has a background in the legal profession, specifically working in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Prior to starting her current role, she worked for 21 years at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators starting as an Administrator, Office Manager and latterly Service Delivery Manager, responsible for managing in excess of 8,000 arbitration and adjudication cases per annum in compliance with statutory legislation and managing a team of 19.

Yvette has been with the company since 2013, initially managing a team of 5. Yvette’s department has now expanded considerably including overseeing all manual image verifications, PCN issuance, appeals and compliance with the British Parking Association Code of Practice.

Yvette is a firm believer in helping her team to work as efficiently as possible, working on various projects including reviewing all processes relating to the Enforcement Team with a view to streamlining and digitalising as many processes as possible.

Paul Levene

Paul Levene

Head of FM Services

Paul joined the Development Department of CP Plus in January 1998 having come from a background within Commercial Property.

During this time Paul has helped with the development of our NHS Car Park Management operation, including our growth into new markets with our first joint NHS Car Park Management and Security contract.

In December 2005 Paul continued this business development into Soft FM Services with our first Retail Park Management in Borehamwood, Herts, where we added Cleaning, Security and Landscaping to our Car Park Management Services. Overseeing the continual growth of this sector, Paul now Heads our FM Services Department building a structure of hard working site staff, supported by a team of dedicated Operation Managers, and delivering excellence to our FM Clients.

Terry Galvin

Terry Galvin

Client Services Manager

Terry joined the company in 2017 & is now the Client Services Manager for GroupNexus. 

A long career dedicated to excellence in customer service has seen Terry operate in many environments. Starting out in Telephony & then IT Field Operations to delivering POS services across the UK, Ireland & Poland.

Terry is responsible for the upkeep of all the onsite ANPR equipment, from cameras to payment terminals, managing supplier contracts & client SLAs. He has also taken the role of setting up the Hard FM services as GroupNexus widen their portfolio into this area.

Terry is driven by improving every interaction our Clients have with GroupNexus.

Andy Cooper

Andy Cooper

Head of Insights and Analytics

Andy joined GroupNexus in 2021 as Head of Insights and Analytics, where his focus is to drive growth and added value through commercial and data-driven analysis, and to enhance insights both internally and to our Clients.

With a degree in Business Economics, and CIMA qualified, Andy began working life as a Management Accountant within the Manufacturing Industry. However it was the analytical aspects of Finance that Andy was passionate about, which led him to his next role within the Motorway Services sector (where we enjoyed working together!).

Andy brings with him extensive Business Partnering and Analytics experience, and joins GroupNexus at a very exciting time of technological change.

Outside of work, Andy is a keen cricket fan. However with three children (all girls!), Andy opts for the less time-consuming sports of running and swimming.

Lena Quinn

Lena Quinn

Head of Human Resources

Following experience in the Manufacturing and Service industries, Lena joined CP Plus in 2002.

Qualified to CIPD accreditation in Human Resources, Lena introduced the Timegate Management system to increase employee and customer information with ‘Time’ and ‘Attendance’ as key functions, thus enabling GroupNexus to improve performance and employee wellbeing.

Lena continues to expand her knowledge, offering support and advice on new and forthcoming employment legislation – ensuring that we are always one step ahead of the ever-changing employment world.

Outside of work Lena has a large family that keeps her remarkably busy, alongside planning for her next dream holiday!

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