The Road Safety Trust has announced that Sonya Hurt has stepped down from her role as its chief executive.
Ruth Purdie OBE is to take on the role of interim chief executive in addition to serving as chief executive Officer of UKROEd Ltd.
Tony Fuller, chair of The Road Safety Trust’s Board of Trustees, said: “While we are very sad to be losing Sonya, I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for the commitment she has shown to The Road Safety Trust initially as a trustee and then as our chief executive.
“It has been my great pleasure to work alongside her and I wish her well for the future.”
The Road Safety Trust is the largest independent grant-giving charity in the UK funding road safety initiatives. Its trustees come from a range of backgrounds including the private sector, civil service, higher education, politics and crime reduction.
UKROEd is a private not-for-profit company owned by the Road Safety Trust. It conducts the management and administration of the NDORS Scheme on behalf of the police service.
NDORS delivers more than 1.8 million driver awareness courses for road traffic offences each year, helping to improve driver knowledge and behaviour. Any surplus from UKROEd’s activity is donated to the Road Safety Trust at the end of the financial year to award in grants.