IAM RoadSmart welcomes Derek McMullan as Chairman

Posted on 07/11/19 |

IAM RoadSmart has appointed Derek McMullan as its new Chairman with immediate effect following his 18 years’ involvement with the charity and long-standing support for the organisation at a senior level.

Derek joined the IAM Council in 2009 and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 2015. He holds an IAM RoadSmart Masters distinction for both cars and motorcycles - the highest-level civilian road driving and riding qualification in the UK.

Along with being an active member of the charity’s national network of 182 local groups, he is a qualified IAM RoadSmart national observer, masters mentor and Skills Days instructor for motorcycles and cars.

Derek is founding Chairman of Worcestershire and Hereford Advanced Motorcyclists where he was chief observer and helped to develop training standards and links across groups in the IAM RoadSmart network.

Derek said: “I am delighted to be appointed Chairman of IAM RoadSmart; after 18 years supporting the charity I am still hugely passionate about road safety. Our aim is to significantly reduce the numbers of people killed and injured on UK roads and I believe this is entirely realistic and achievable.

“I am looking forward to working with my fellow IAM RoadSmart members, the charity’s executive team and our amazing volunteer network in making this vision a reality.”

Mike Quinton, IAM RoadSmart Chief Executive Officer, said: “I can’t think of anyone better qualified than Derek to be our new Chairman. He brings significant board experience and hugely beneficial strategic business skills to the chair, and his track record in supporting the charity’s mission is impeccable.

“My fellow directors, and the entire IAM RoadSmart team, have great pleasure in welcoming him to his new role.”

Derek replaces Andy Barratt in the role of Chairman.


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IAM RoadSmart has a mission to make better drivers and riders in order to improve road safety, inspire confidence and make driving and riding enjoyable. It does this through a range of courses for all road users, from online assessments through to the advanced driving and riding tests. IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses operated by the UK’s largest road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and was formed in April 2016 combining the IAM, IAM Drive & Survive, PDS and IAM Driver Retraining Academy. The organisation has 92,000 members and campaigns on road safety on their behalf. At any one time there are over 7,000 drivers and riders actively engaged with IAM RoadSmart’s courses, from members of the public to company drivers, while our Driver Retraining Academy has helped 2,500 drivers to shorten their bans through education and support programmes.

To find out more about IAM RoadSmart products and services visit the new website www.iamroadsmart.com                  

To find out the name of your own local IAM RoadSmart group please visit: https://wwwiamroadsmart.com/local-groups                


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