They play a key role in shaping the strategy, vision and purpose of IAM RoadSmart along with their fellow Council members.
Derek is a passionate and highly experienced member of IAM RoadSmart who became Chairman in October 2019 after a productive 18-year association with the charity. He joined the IAM Council in 2009 and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 2015. Derek holds an IAM RoadSmart Masters Distinction for both cars and motorcycles - the highest-level civilian road driving/riding qualification in the UK. Along with being an active member of our national network of 182 local groups, he is a qualified IAM National Observer, Masters Mentor and Skills Days Instructor for motorcycles and cars.
A qualified accountant with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Derek brings significant main board experience and strategic business and finance skills to the chair. During his professional career he was Chief Designer for the Lynx helicopter at Westland Helicopters, and prior to his retirement in 2007, led the engineering division of Eagle Star Insurance.
Derek is Founding Chairman of Worcestershire and Hereford Advanced Motorcyclists where he was Chief Observer and most recently, helping to develop training standards and links across groups in the IAM RoadSmart network.
He flies light aeroplanes, helicopters and gliders and is also a keen traveller. Derek has ridden his classic Royal Enfield motorcycle through the Himalayas and toured extensively across South America, China, India and New Zealand.
He lives with his wife Diana, a horticulture graduate, in the Worcestershire countryside where he also enjoys a beautiful and productive garden.
Jeff, who lives in Hertfordshire, is currently Group Finance Director and Deputy CEO of The Professional Monitor Company. He brings more than 20 years’ experience of managing and improving organisational performance.
For 12 years Jeff was the CEO for Trend Machinery, a UK woodworking tooling business based in the UK. During this period, Jeff was also the President of Trend Routing Technology, a business based in Greensborough, North Carolina, USA.
He holds an MBA with Distinction from Surrey University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants. He has recently completed with Cambridge University a course in Sustainability Management, which is an area of personal interest for him.
Stuart Donald QPM
Stuart brings with him 30 years of policing experience at Humberside Police, retiring in 2015 as an Assistant Chief Constable. He has experience in traffic policing and was a Class 1 police advanced driver.
He was UK national lead for Neighbourhood Policing, Police Community Support Officers, Operational Response Policing and Roads Policing Enforcement Speed and Red-Light Technology. Stuart was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service in the 2011 Birthday Honours List.
Since 2015 he has provided specialist policing consultancy including police leadership and community policing training, and between 2016 and 2019 he operated as a traffic policing expert in the Middle East.
Stuart holds an MA in Criminology from Hull University and is an Associate Lecturer for degree level students at the University of Lincoln. He is also Chair of the independent advisory panel to the UK military Defence School of Transport.