John Dawson is standing aside from his role as Chairman of iRAP as Gary Liddle takes over as its new Chairman.

John has steered the charity from the beginning. With over 1.2 million people killed every year on the world’s roads, iRAP was established as a new global institution to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

iRAP works in partnership with major donor FIA Foundation and other key global partners including the UNWorld Health OrganisationWorld BankBloomberg Philanthropies as well as auto-clubs, government agencies and road owners at the national level.

John said:  ‘I could not leave the charity in safer hands. Gary Liddle has been a frontrunner in one of the world’s most progressive authorities in road safety. Victoria was one of the first states to introduce a formal Road Safety Investment Plan, with a commitment to halve road deaths by 2020.’

John will continue to take a leadership role in the Road Safety Foundation, to eliminate high risk roads on the UK network.

‘This is an exciting time for the RSF,’ he said. ‘The UK government is demonstrating important innovation in funding the systematic reduction of road deaths and trauma through its “Safer Roads Fund” – which ultimately seeks to tackle the country’s 50 most dangerous roads, as identified in the Foundation’s report in the autumn.

The Road Safety Foundation will be working with local authorities over the coming months to reduce known risk on the UK’s highest-risk roads.