Jenny Jones, London Assembly member, and Chris King, school crossing patrol supervisor, have been confirmed as two of the panellists who will take part in the Question Time session at the National Road Safety Conference 2012.
The conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB London Region at the Britannia International Hotel, Canary Wharf, 14-15 November. The event is co-sponsored by Colas, RedSpeed International, Alcolock UK and AA DriveTech.
Jenny Jones is an ex-archaeologist and former chair of the Green Party. She has been a member of the London Assembly since 2000.
Since being elected to the Assembly, Jenny has worked to secure safer roads, improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and to reduce road crimes and traffic.
Jenny was a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority for 11 years and consistently called for greater police resources for the enforcement of road traffic laws.
Jenny is also a former deputy mayor of London and, in 2004, was named as one of 200 ‘women of achievement’.
Chris King, school crossing patrol supervisor, London Borough of Bexley, is a road safety veteran of some 40 years. Chris has worked in five London boroughs, including 21 years with the London Borough of Richmond as principal safety education officer.
He has served on a number of London and national committees, including Chair of RoSPA’s National Road Safety Committee and various advisory roles with Road Safety GB London Group.
Chris ‘retired’ in March 2008 and a week later took up the full time role of school crossing patrol supervisor, with the London Borough of Bexley, where he is currently enjoying being ‘recycled’.
The Quesrtion Time session will once again be chaired by Rob Gifford, executive director of PACTS. The other confirmed panellists are DCC Suzette Davenport, chair of ACPO’s National Roads Policing Operations Forum; and Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse.
The cost of attending the two-day conference starts at £85 per day for day delegates and £295 for residential delegates.