At the IAM RoadSmart's AGM, to be held on Thursday 21 November 2019 at 12.30pm, Council members Prof. Angus Wallace and Dr. Gina Bromage retire at the Annual General Meeting under Article 21 and Dr. Gina Bromage, being eligible, offers herself for
Dr. Gina Bromage
I joined the IAM in 1987 in order to improve my driving. When I became a motorcyclist eight years later, while my children were still very young, the IAM was, for me, the natural organisation to help me stay safe on my bike. What I hadn’t fully
realised until my motorcycle training was that better skills not only improve safety, they bring more joy to the task. In 2017 I re-took my car test and became a Fellow.
As a trustee for IAM RoadSmart, I have tried to help the organisation bring the message of enjoyment through skill and safety to an ever wider public, supporting our extraordinary group network to adapt to changing times and technologies, to continue to make the roads a safer and better place to be. I’ve attended every Council meeting since my election, and I am an active member of the Strategy Group. This year I have also joined the Remuneration Committee.
In addition to being a longstanding member of the core presenter team for the IAM RoadSmart Motorcycle Skills days, I have held a number of group officer posts, up to and including chair. I train Associates, Observers National Observers and Masters candidates, so I am very familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of a system of groups of volunteers. Equally, it has become apparent to me that with the right ethos and encouragement groups can recruit members and deliver skills development very efficiently. Facilitating the spread of best practice among groups is an important function for the organisation, and an area in which I hope to continue to make a significant contribution if re-elected as a trustee.
Andy Barratt retires at the Annual General Meeting under article 23 and, being eligible, offers himself for re-election.
I have been the Chairman and Managing Director at Ford for three and a half years, Vice President of the SMMT for nearly two years. To bring this current industry skill to IAM RoadSmart would, I believe, add to what exists today for all these organisations.
I bring huge passion to everything I believe in, it’s either all or nothing. At Ford I passionately believe in connecting with our customers whether it’s through the web, from where I can be contacted directly, or through the enthusiasts’ events that we host at weekends. I hope to replicate this openness in my role with IAM RoadSmart.
I believe that from my current position I can bring influence into Government, manufacturers and key groups of other road users such as cyclists through our relationship with Sky Cycling and British Cycling, and that this will have a positive impact on IAM RoadSmart’s reputation and influence.
I believe in IAM RoadSmart, and with the energy I bring, I believe I can help shape the future. To inspire future generations to use the roads with respect, safety and consideration for others is one of the most impactful legacies one can pass on to communities.
I am excited to take part.
If you are unable to attend the IAM RoadSmart AGM on Thursday 21 November 2019 at 12.30pm but would like to cast your vote in the election, please use the postal form available here.
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