Joe Greenwell CBE, the former chairman of Ford of Britain, is the new chairman of the RAC Foundation.
Greenwell will formally take up his new post at the transport research charity on 15 July. He replaces David Quarmby CBE who has been chairman since July 2009.
Joe Greenwell said: “After a lifetime in the automotive industry I am very familiar with the important and independent work the RAC Foundation does and am honoured that I have been given the opportunity to contribute to the organisation’s continued success.
“The Foundation is rightly renowned for its evidence-based advocacy on matters affecting roads policy and the travelling lives of the UK’s 35 million motorists.
“Rarely have the issues surrounding road transport – safety, taxation, carbon emissions, funding – been so far up the political agenda. I aim to keep them there and ensure the Foundation continues to make a meaningful contribution to debate at the highest levels."
As part of his new role Joe Greenwell will also become a trustee of the RAC Foundation and lead the six-strong board of trustees. He will work closely with Professor Stephen Glaister, the Foundation’s director.
Contact the RAC Foundation for more information.