Trustees dedicate their time to ensuring IAM RoadSmart achieve their mission.
Dr Catherine Lloyd has been an IAM Member since 2002 and was elected to the IAM Council in 2010. She is a National Observer with the Newbury Group, which she chaired between 2008 and 2011, and also holds the IAM Masters certificate and the RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction. In addition to her role on Council she assists with Masters mentoring, local and regional observer training, and Skills Day instruction. She enjoys helping others to drive well and understand the crucial role that drivers play in maintaining their own safety and that of other road users.
Catherine is also a pianist and harpsichordist, and holds a PhD in Musicology having studied Music and Musicology at the University of Southampton and King’s College London. In her spare time she enjoys composition and music production.
Educated in Canada and the UK, Liz has worked extensively in the PR and media industry on both sides of the Atlantic. She is founder and managing director of E=MC2 Public Relations and a director and co-founder of publishing company Cathedral Communications and The Building Conservation Directory.
Prior to her PR career, she spent seven years in front-line TV and radio news and current affairs working with BBC Radio 4 in London and Standard Broadcasting and the CBC in Canada. Here she gained hands-on experience in programming, production, documentaries and presentation.
Liz has held previous posts as PR manager for the Automobile Association in London and the South East. Here she was involved with and acted as media spokeswoman on a wide range of motoring safety issues from vehicle maintenance and tyre checks to winter driving advice. During this time she spearheaded the AA’s Women on Wheels road safety campaign, a series of basic vehicle maintenance, breakdown and motoring safety workshops organised at local AA centres for lone women drivers.
Liz has worked extensively developing and implementing internal and external strategic communications programmes and policies for all types of organisations, from FTSE-100 companies to SMEs, non-profit and local government organisations. She also has specialist expertise in crisis communications, public speaking and media training.
Gina Bromage has been an IAM car member since 1987 and a motorcycle member since 1998. She was elected to the IAM Council in February 2017. She is a National Observer, Local Observer Assessor, and a founder member of the Region 1 Regional Training Team, now the Region 1 National Training Team. She has mentored motorcycle Masters candidates and tutors at the IAM RoadSmart Skills Days for motorcyclists. She has also tutored at Ladies’ Motorcycle Skills events. Gina believes in making the acquisition and development of driving and riding skills enjoyable and accessible to all.
Gina has held posts in her local group as newsletter editor, Vice Chair and Chair, and remains active in recruitment and Observer Training.
Gina graduated from Cambridge University in 1981 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and has practised as a veterinary surgeon since then. In 2006 she published “Llamas and Alpacas: A Husbandry Guide.”
Nick is Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club (formerly The Caravan Club) and has held that position since 2010. Prior to this he was the club’s Director of Marketing.
Nick is an elected board member of the UK Tourism Alliance, the representative body of the UK tourism industry. He is also a member of the FIA (International Automobile Federation) Region 1 management council guiding the mobility, advocacy and road safety work of the organisation.
After gaining a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of York, Nick’s career began in marketing with Aviva Insurance. In 1993 he joined the UK subsidiary of US health insurance company UnumProvident. Nick joined Liverpool Victoria (LV=) in 2000, working in a range of marketing and business development roles in insurance and banking.
John brings to IAM RoadSmart significant experience of FTSE 100-size firms. Having taken early retirement from financial solutions firm Gaudi where he was Sales and Marketing Director, John has since thrown himself into volunteer roles including taking up a place on the Road Casualty Reduction Panel of Norfolk County Council and sitting as a magistrate.
His career has included spells as Senior Strategy Development Manager at AXA Winterthur Wealth Management and B2B sales roles at Norwich Union/CGNU/AVIVA.
John is a keen motorcyclist and organises many motorcycle trips for his many connections in the field.
Nick is a former airline training captain with 35 years’ experience of flight safety and pilot training. He has been a member of IAM RoadSmart since 2011 and has held the positions of Group Chairman and Chief Observer. He is currently active as a National Observer and Masters Mentor.
After university Nick joined the RAF as a pilot, flying C-130 Hercules on worldwide operations including famine relief in Ethiopia, duty in the Falklands and the Gulf and supporting UN peacekeeping. He did two tours as a Qualified Flying Instructor (A2) and when he became a commercial airline captain he continued as an instructor, training pilots on the BAe 146, Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft.
Nick flew for easyJet for 17 years and in his career amassed over 18,000 flying hours. He recently retired from commercial flying and divides his time between IAM RoadSmart observing and running his business, Spitfire Books, which specialises in rare aviation publications and memorabilia.
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.