Alan Kennedy, Road Safety GB’s first full time paid executied hosting an online seminar on the Academy website on 21 May.
Alan, who took up the post of business and operations manager for Road Safety GB and the Academy on 6 May, was live online to answer Academy members’ questions about his new role.
A past chair of Road Safety GB, Alan Kennedy has been working in road safety for more than 25 years. He moved to Durham in 2000 to manage the council’s road safety section which delivers a varied programme of road safety initiatives.
He has always been very much involved in road safety at a regional and national level. He chaired Road Safety GB North East Region from 2001 until 2007 and served as national chairman from April 2009 until November 2013.
In his new role, Alan will assume day-to-day responsibility for the activities of Road Safety GB, its academic and training arm the Academy, and the further development of the Road Safety Knowledge Centre.
Alan’s role will include developing a business strategy and creating a delivery plan to ensure Road Safety GB is best positioned to achieve its aims of promoting and sharing good road safety practice, and supporting road safety professionals and the wider community to help to reduce casualties.
Speaking at the time of his appointment, Alan Kennedy said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been offered this role. It is a great opportunity, and one that I will grasp with both hands.
“Road Safety GB is a great organisation that is supported by many wonderful people. We will be in a much better position to take Road Safety GB much further and to provide support to our colleagues in the road safety profession. I am committed to the role and will give it 100%.”
The Road Safety GB Academy is the professional development arm of Road Safety GB. Complimentary membership of The Academy is offered to road safety practitioners employed by local authority members of Road Safety GB – up to a maximum of 10 places per authority. Applications are also welcomed from practitioners working in the private and voluntary sector, subject to meeting the membership criteria. The annual cost of membership for these practitioners is £35. Click here for more details or to apply for membership.
Since its introduction in July 2013, the monthly online seminar programme has proved popular with Academy members. The seminars are free and open to all members, and questions can be submitted in advance or during the session.