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IAM RoadSmart welcomes new Trustee

Nov 25, 2020, 15:34 PM by Sarah Rajalingam
IAM RoadSmart has appointed Brad Poulson as a new Trustee to its Council as it continues to drive its road safety mission forward. Dr Brad Poulson has been a dedicated member of IAM for 45 years and brings with him a wealth of experience. His appointment is one of the latest initiatives taken by the charity and comes as it focuses on its continued work - driving road safety forward with its nationwide driver and rider training courses.

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has appointed Brad Poulson as a new Trustee to its board, as it continues to drive road safety forward.

Poulson brings a wealth of experience spanning a whole range of industry sectors, including: working at the Intersection of Information Systems, operations management, and organisational behaviour and change. He has held chief information officer and executive positions within well-known high street retail, financial services, and public sector organisations, and worked with three of the world’s leading IT services corporations.

Commenting on his new appointment, Poulson said: “My interest in transport really stems from my father, who became an IAM member following his success as Lorry Driver of the Year. At 15 I could undertake the HGV Class 1 test manoeuvring exercises and used to act as a pupil for him when he was training new HGV instructors the manoeuvres.”

As an academic, Poulson is an honorary professor at Nottingham University Business School, specialising in operations management and information systems.

His appointment is one of the latest initiatives taken by the charity and comes as it focuses on its continued work, driving road safety forward with its nationwide driver and rider training courses.

Tony Greenidge, interim Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to have Brad join IAM RoadSmart at such a crucial time for the charity.

“With his experience as a consultant, academic, thought leader and through his executive and non-executive directorships, Brad brings an extensive portfolio and experience that I am sure will prove to be truly invaluable, as we continue our efforts to provide the nation with the right tools and access to education to make our roads safer.”

Poulson is currently developing a portfolio of select non-executive directorships, alongside freelance consulting assignments and executive coaching.

“Being a dedicated member for 45 years, it is a great honour to have this opportunity to join IAM RoadSmart as a Trustee. Growing up around transport, it was inevitable that driving would feature prominently in my life too,” concluded Poulson.