Honor Byford, North Yorkshire County Council has been elected to serve as vice-chair of Road Safety GB.
Honor succeeded Tim Philpot at the 2011 AGM, and will serve for a two-year period until the 2013 AGM.
Honor is road safety & travel awareness team leader for North Yorkshire County Council and has been a professional road safety officer for more than 30 years, initially during her military career and latterly in local government.
She has also managed a road safety engineering team and has experience in data analysis, walked routes assessments and the school crossing patrol service.
Honor said: ”I believe in innovation and progress but also in maintaining the values of proven programmes where they are the best means to a safety education end.
“I am keen to see our profession develop its role in a rapidly changing environment. Political, economic and technological changes, along with social progress, mean that we are now at a crucial point.
“I believe that we have a very important role to play and that the highly motivated people within our profession will continue to deliver a valuable, high quality service to their authorities and the public at large.
“I am looking forward to using my knowledge, experience and drive to help Road Safety GB and all our member authorities to secure their future.”
Alan Kennedy, chair of Road Safety GB, said: “I would like to give my grateful thanks to Tim Philpot for all his hard work and high level of commitment to Road Safety GB. He served the organisation well and brought a great deal of professionalism to the table.
“I’d also like to congratulate Honor on her election and welcome her to the position of vice chair. I am sure that her expertise and enthusiasm will help us grow into the future and that she will enjoy the full support of our colleagues.”