Our People

Our people make IAM RoadSmart the organisation it is today. Without the hard work of the Board, our CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and all employees across the country, we could not achieve our vision of improving the safety of UK roads. Click below to learn more about the people who help to keep IAM RoadSmart at the forefront of driver and rider training.

 
Patron and President

HRH The Duke of Kent

Patron

HRH The Duke of Kent

We are delighted to have HRH The Duke of Kent as IAM RoadSmart's Patron.

For a number of years the Duke was Patron of the IAM Motoring Trust, but as this has been more fully integrated into the IAM, the Duke has agreed to extend his patronage to IAM RoadSmart.


Nigel Mansell

Honorary President

Nigel Mansell

Formula 1 Racing legend Nigel Mansell was appointed IAM president in 2006. Mansell brings a lifetime of driving experience to IAM RoadSmart and joined racing drivers John Surtees, the late Graham Hill, Sir Stirling Moss and motorcyclist Geoff Duke who have all passed their IAM RoadSmart test.

"I believe driving expertise isn't just for the race track. My grandfather always told me that it is no good lying on a hospital bed saying 'But I had the right of way'. That is why drivers and riders can gain so much from preparing for their IAM RoadSmart test. I was honoured to take the Presidency of such a well regarded organisation and I hope that we can inform and educate more drivers and riders than ever before."


The Board

Stuart Donald QPM

Chairman

Stuart Donald QPM


Jeff Willcocks

Vice Chair

Jeff Willcocks


Our Chairman and Vice Chair support the IAM RoadSmart vision. They play a key role in shaping the strategy, vision and purpose of IAM RoadSmart along with their fellow Council members.

Read more about our Chairman and Vice Chair

Trustees

Our Trustees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the IAM RoadSmart Board, dedicating their time to ensuring the charity achieves it’s mission.

Read more about our Trustees

Nick Lomas

Nick Lomas

John Jenkins

John Jenkins

Tony Cearns

Tony Cearns

Nick Stein

Nick Stein

Dr Brad Poulson

Dr Brad Poulson

Elizabeth Coyle-Camp MCIPR

Elizabeth Coyle-Camp, MCIPR

Sam Kane

Sam Kane

Key Spokespeople

Neil Greig

Policy and Research Director

Neil Greig


Rebecca Ashton

Head of Policy & Research

Rebecca Ashton


Tim Shallcross

Head of Technical Policy and Advice

Tim Shallcross


Our CEO

Antony Kildare

Chief Executive Officer

Antony Kildare

Antony is a highly experienced and accomplished Chief Executive and senior business leader who has worked extensively in economic development, business investment, enterprise innovation, complex infrastructure and regeneration programmes, in health, social care, education, children’s services and community and neighbourhood development projects across the UK and Europe.

He has a strong commercial background and over twenty-five years’ experience in building collaborative relationships, partnerships, joint ventures and special purpose companies with public, private and not for profit clients and stakeholders to deliver performance improvement, organisational change, restructuring and business transformation.

He has also held a number of non-executive chair and trustee roles during his career. Antony’s previous appointments include CEO, board and senior executive roles in regional development, healthcare, leisure, professional services, education, charities and a period at the Department of Trade and Industry. Tony said;

‘I am delighted and privileged to join IAM RoadSmart, the leading national charity for road safety. It has a dedicated team and an impressive history and record of success in keeping people of all ages safe on Britain’s roads. There has never been a more important time to encourage, train and support drivers and motorcyclists.'

Senior Leadership Team

Nicola Smith

Head of HR & Compliance

Nicola Smith

Nicola joined IAM RoadSmart in December 2017 and brings a wealth of HR experience from sectors including defence, engineering, financial services, and retail. She led the achievement of the Investors in People silver award in 2020 and her aim is to ensure IAM RoadSmart is a high-performing employer who attracts, develops, and retains capable and talented people.


Richard Gladman

Head of Driving & Riding Standards

Richard Gladman

A member since 2004, Richard enjoyed a career in the Police as a driver and rider trainer before becoming an employee in 2014. He is responsible for maintaining our on-road standards, ensuring that the organisation and the skills of its drivers and riders stays up to date. A self-confessed petrol head, Richard helps to make sure we share our road space safely.


Gordon Clelland

Operations Support & IT Director

Gordon Clelland

Gordon joined IAM RoadSmart in 2018, having spent 20 years working in Senior Management roles in organisations including BBC Worldwide and Sony Music. Gordon has since taken on additional responsibilities and is responsible for driving technology and operational improvements, whilst helping to drive the strategic direction of the business.


Neil Greig

Policy and Research Director

Neil Greig

Neil joined IAM RoadSmart in 2007 after a career in motoring public affairs with the AA. He represents us on a variety of important road safety committees in London, Edinburgh, and across Europe as our FIA Mobility representative. Based in Scotland, Neil still gets to enjoy the quieter roads when he is not appearing as one of our busiest spokespeople.


Tom Kelman

Interim Finance Director

Tom Kelman

Tom joined us in 2022 and brings with him over 40 years’ experience as a Scottish Chartered Accountant. He has held several posts in his career as FD and Corporate Services, and now wishes to spend the final stage of his professional career ensuring businesses and charities have sustainable business models. He is passionate about trust, integrity, and prudence.


Kat Hyde

Head of Marketing and Communications

Kat Hyde

Having joined in 2021, Kat brings over 20 years’ marketing experience working in education and membership sectors. She has previously worked for Pearson and The Institute of the Motor Industry, and is now leading the marketing team to modernise and improve our delivery to support members and Groups, whilst helping to drive the strategic direction of the charity.


Karolina Brzeska

Head of Membership Engagement

Karolina Brzeska

Karolina joined IAM RoadSmart in 2022, having previously worked at the Royal British Legion where she led the Membership Operations team dealing with membership experience and communications. Karolina’s focus is establishing a robust membership offer, ensuring that our members feel valued and enjoy their journey.


Simon Boyd

Programme
Director

Simon Boyd

Simon joined the charity in 2022, having previously worked for a number of high-profile membership organisations such as the British Dental Association and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Simon is tasked with leading transformation at IAM RoadSmart to ensure that it is an organisation ready for the future.


Susan Abery

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Susan Abery

Susan joined IAM RoadSmart in 2020 and is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager, providing support to our CEO and SLT. She oversees the day-to-day smooth running of the office, along with HR support to colleagues. She has over 20 years’ experience in various office roles across different sectors, making her a key part of our team.