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Vice Presidents

Our Vice Presidents are committed to making the roads safer.

Our current Vice Presidents of IAM RoadSmart include former BBC Crimewatch presenter and safety campaigner, Nick Ross and former transport minister, Sir Peter Bottomley MP.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

Sir Peter was born in 1944. He was educated at a mixed comprehensive school in Washington DC, Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is married with one son and two daughters. 

He has been Chairman of the Church of England Children's Society and a trustee of Christian Aid. He founded Family Forum. He has been a member of the Child Poverty Action Group. His special interests include family policy and foreign relations.

He contested West Woolwich in the general elections of February and October 1974. He won the seat in June 1975 when it was renamed Eltham. This was the first by-election win under Margaret Thatcher's leadership.

He has served as Secretary of the Conservative Parliamentary Committee on Health and Social Services (1977 to 1979) and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1979 to 1981). 

In September 1984, Peter was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office where his responsibilities included agriculture and the environment.

In the 1997 general election, Peter was elected Member of Parliament for Worthing West, West Sussex.

In June 1997, Peter was appointed to serve on the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges. He is currently serving on the Ecclesiastical Committee and the High Speed 2 Select Committee. In 2011 Peter was knighted for Public Service. His wife, Virginia, is a former Member of Parliament for South West Surrey.


A former Road Safety Minister and served on the IAM Council until 2007 when he was appointed Vice President. Steve has now retired from politics, though he is still active as the Chairman of the Crossrail project for the GLA, to which he was appointed by Boris Johnson in 2008.

In Who's Who Steve Norris lists one of his hobbies as not walking and indeed Steve Norris has always been interested in transport whether as a car dealer with a VW-Audi franchise, or Director General of the Road Haulage Associate, or Director and then Chairman of Jarvis or as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from 1992 to 1996.

Nick Ross

Nick began campaigning on road safety issues in the 1980s, and was appointed as a Vice President of IAM in 2007. Nick persuaded the highways institute and the then roads minister, Peter Bottomley MP, to set targets for road fatalities. Nick is currently filming for a new series for BBC1, but is still probably best known as the long standing presenter of Crimewatch.