Phil began his working career in a research laboratory but his leisure interest of motorcycling took him into road safety through an involvement with the IAM’s south-eastern group and working as a motorcycle instructor with the Greenwich Road Safety Unit. In 1980 he became a training assistant in the safety education office at Greenwich Borough Council and completed his RSO’s basic training course at Horncastle as well as enrolling on the certificate in road safety studies course at the then Middlesex Polytechnic.

Greenwich’s Road Safety Officer, Bill Edwards, persuaded Phil to join the London Area Group and he has been an active member ever since, becoming the Group’s Representative on Council of Management in 1988. He has also been Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Group and was Treasurer until recently. Phil was also a member, and treasurer, of the working group that organised IRSO ‘99 at Greenwich.



Anne began her road safety career in Hertfordshire in the mid-80s where she worked as an Assistant Road Safety Officer at a period when Hertfordshire was developing new ways of working. This proved an ideal stepping stone for a move to the London Borough of Barnet where she helped build up the road safety team, which worked closely with the local health authority.

In Barnet, Anne became involved with the London Area Group and began to become involved with the wider issues of road safety. In 1997 she was elected as the Institute’s PRO and, four years later, took over the editorship of InRoads as a temporary measure at much the same time as she moved to Buckinghamshire as Senior Road Safety Officer.

Anne took over as Editor of InRoads on a permanent basis in 2002. She sees the changing face of the journal, now including a wider range of articles, as reflecting the changing image of the Institute. She was selected Vice-Chair in September 2002, and is currently the South East Representative.



Malcolm began his career as a road safety assistant in the London Borough of Redbridge in 1976 and he joined the Institute in 1980. He successfully completed the original Middlesex Polytechnic Advanced Road Safety Certificate in 1985 and moved on to West Sussex where he became senior road safety officer for the development of education, training and publicity. Malcolm was elected as South East Area Representative from 1987 - 1992 and was involved in the fundamental changes to IRSO which gave area representatives a more active role. A move to Wiltshire in 1992 started Malcolm’s involvement in the South West Area Group, he was secretary from 1994 -1999, and took over as the Area Group Chairman in 1999.

He was elected as National Treasurer in 2000. A Fellow of the Institute, Malcolm has continued to support and promote its aims and objectives. He chairs the Finance committee and represents the Institute at RoSPA members meetings. Malcolm is the Driver Improvement Manager for Wiltshire County Council.



Trained as a teacher, Kathy taught in Hampshire for four years before moving into the road safety profession as a Road Safety Officer with Dorset County Council in 1994. She joined the Institute in that year and became a member of the South West Group. In 1997, with local government re-organisation, Kathy moved to Bournemouth Borough Council and, after a year there, became Travel Awareness Officer at the Borough of Poole. Currently, Kathy is Team Leader TRAVELWISE at Poole with a team that includes road safety, travel awareness and school and business travel plans.

In 1997 Kathy became the South West Representative on Council of Management and was Group Secretary from 1998 to 2001, as well as being an active member of the team that organised IRSO ‘97 in Bath. In addition, Kathy joined the InRoads editorial team in 1999.



Patrick’s road safety career began with Essex and Southend on Sea Borough Councils and he joined the Institute in the mid-seventies. He later became vice chairman of the East Anglian Group before moving to Wiltshire where he joined the South West Group. From 1994-1996 he was chairman of the group and was then treasurer. Patrick also acted as treasurer for IRSO ‘97 Conference at Bath.

In 1996 Patrick was elected as Chairman of the Institute and held that office until 1998. He has also represented the profession on the National Road Safety Committee and PACTS and is the liaison officer for the Institute with HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Patrick was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute after his term as Chairman. As well as being the Registrar, he is also Road Safety Manager for Wiltshire County Council, a member of the Church of England and a Clergyman.



Darren has recently joined the Transport Research Laboratory as a Road Safety Scientist within the International Division. He also has four years experience in local authority road safety education, training and publicity.

Darren holds a BA Humanities, studying in English, Education Studies and Physical Education and Sports Science. In October 2001, Darren graduated from the EDEXCEL Professional Development Diploma in Accident and Safety Management. His dissertation on Occupational Road Risk won him the Total Fina Award for best research study, 2001. He has also been awarded a Fellowship of the Institute.

Darren has produced educational and training material for and in partnership with the Driving Standards Agency, Securon Ltd, the Federation of Independent Driving Instructors, Makaton Vocabulary Development Project, London Accident Prevention Council, police and the fire service and alcohol advisory units. The recently launched ‘Road Safety: a guide for Makaton users’, has been nominated for awards by the Special Educational Needs Book Awards and the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.

Darren is currently in consultation with many developed and emerging countries, offering advice on increasing seatbelt usage, road safety best practice, collision prevention and investigation into road death.



Steve began his road safety career with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in July 1991, whilst there he completed the BITER Phase II training course and the MANCAT Diploma in Accident and Safety Management. Steve became a member of the Institute in 1994, mainly thanks to a presentation about the Institute by then Chairman Graham Riley.

A move to Leeds City Council in January 2000 led to him becoming an active member of the Yorkshire and Humberside Group, and the group subsequently elected him as their Council of Management representative.

Steve is currently at Calderdale Road Safety where he moved to in November 2002. He sits on the Board of the Institute, where he is the liaison officer for all area representatives, and is also a member of the Professional Development, Public Relations and Finance committees. With a keen interest in Training Steve has been involved in the development of the Transportation NVQ’s and is currently Chair of the National Staff Training Group



Currently with the Transport Research Laboratory as Group Manager of the Corporate and Community Safety Group, Saul was previously Road Safety Manager at dbda and, before that, an Area Road Safety Officer in West Sussex, having begun his road safety career as a cycling instructor for Surrey County Council. A graduate of the BTEC course, Saul is also a Member of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers and a certificated internal Quality Assurance auditor.

With a wide range of experience in many aspects of road safety education, training and publicity, Saul has carried out research work with police forces and fire authorities as well as developing resources aimed at education and health professionals and for the general public. He has managed projects for UK government departments, other public bodies and multi-national corporations and has supplied consultancy advice for projects in Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Far East and North America.

He specialises in communications issues related to safety management and multi-disciplinary approaches to road safety problems, which involves presentations to conferences and professional meetings and the provision of training to road safety practitioners.

Saul is Chair of the Institute’s Professional Development Committee and is a former Group Chairman and Treasurer of the London and South East Area Groups respectively. He has helped to organise the IRSO national conference on four occasions.



A road safety officer since May 1970, Richard joined the former National Association of Road Safety Officers later that year and has been a member of the Institute since its inception in March 1971. A founder member of the Northern Ireland Area Group, he has represented his group on Council since 1975 and was elected Chairman of the Education sub-committee in 1981, a post he held until he became Chairman of the Institute in 1988. He had been elected Vice-Chairman in 1985.

Responsible for establishing the Education Fund, he also chaired the Scholarship sub-committee in the mid-80s. In addition, he has held the post of PRO, using his established links with the media. These were demonstrated to good effect in 1989 when he organised IRSO ‘89 at the University of Reading with the theme of using the media.

In 2000 Richard was elected Chairman of the Institute for a second time, thus becoming the first person ever to hold this office twice. He is also Chair of the Board of Fellows and group representative for Northern Ireland. Currently Senior Road Safety Education Officer for the Western Education Board area, he is also well-known as a military historian, with twelve published books and many radio and TV programmes to his credit. He has been a regular contributor to newspapers since 1965 and to radio and TV since the mid-80s.

Kevin F. Senior FIRSO


Before leaving school, Kevin was a volunteer cycling proficiency instructor/examiner (registered with RoSPA) for the City of Leeds Police Authority, eventually becoming one of their senior organisers. He joined the profession in 1972 and moved from his native Yorkshire to Derbyshire, when he was appointed as Assistant County Road Safety Officer. At the time of the 1974 major reorganisation of Local Government this post was dis-continued and he was re-appointed as a District Road Safety Officer. Several internal reviews later, he became Road Safety Officer with responsibilities for all Secondary Schools and a number of other specialist area inc. motorcycling and minibus driving strategy. It was during this period that he co-ordinated the team that developed Derbyshire’s successful Young Driver initiative, which gained a national reputation and has been replicated by a number of other agencies/authorities.

In May 2001 he was successful at being appointed to one of the DfT bursary posts as School Travel Plan Co-ordinator.

Over the years Kevin is an active member of the East Midlands Area Group of the Institute of Road Safety Officers. He served two years as Chairman of the Group and was Secretary for a number of years until April this year.

Latterly, Kevin was elected as the Group’s Area Representative on the Council of Management and most recently was asked to take over as Chairman of its Membership committee. In July 2001 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute.

In his spare time he is a qualified hockey coach and holds the highest award for indoor umpiring in the Midlands. Currently, he is studying to become an outdoor umpire coach. Kevin is also still involved in volunteer work and is a driver for his local Community Transport scheme, which has just been given a Queen’s Award for Community Service. He has been a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs for nearly 25 years, has been secretary of his local club and President twice. Within the Lion’s organisation he has achieved awards and acknowledgement on a regional and national level for his work with drug education, international twinning and youth exchange projects. He is a committee member of the Darley Dale and District Twinning Association and makes regular visits to its french twin town of Onzain in the Loire Valley.

Kevin’s love of motorcycling is on hold at the moment. He was the only member of staff to be a qualified instructor. Currently, he is machine-less but hopes to revive the hobby at some stage.