Following a spell in stage lighting, I started my road safety career in late 1994 briefly working as a Cycling Instructor for Surrey County Council before becoming an Area Road Safety Officer for West Sussex County Council in early 1995, responsible for education, training and publicity for a quarter of the county (later working on secondment in their Accident Investigation & Prevention Engineering and Safety Audit team). Then in 1999 I became Road Safety Manager at specialised safety education and publicity consultancy DBDA (now Zinc Communicate), where I worked in conjunction with many different local authorities as well as national organisations.
In 2001 I joined the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), where my role included responsibility for teams working on road safety, collision investigation, and fleet safety, as well as the on-scene management of rail crash incident teams. Having become TRL’s Head of Investigations and Risk Management, in 2006 I joined The Transafe Network to specialise in fleet risk management and multidisciplinary approaches to road safety problems.
I have been fortunate enough to work on road safety projects in more than thirty countries across Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Central and South East Asia, North and South America, Australasia and Africa for a mixture of multinational clients in the corporate sector, as well as for government departments and other public bodies.
I have a BTEC Continuing Education Diploma in Accident and Safety Management, and was a member of ARRM’s predecessor the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers from 1999 onwards. I am also an Academy Member of Road Safety GB, a Member of the Management and Finance Committee of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and sit on the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel (formerly the Road Safety Panel) of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
I am a former director of the Institute of Road Safety Officers, where I was Chairman of the Professional Development Committee, and have also been a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Police College on road safety matters. I am looking forward to being actively involved on the Council of Management of ARRM and helping to develop the role the new association can play in CPD for the membership and the wider industry.Connect with me on Linked in