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New RoadSafe Chairman

9 September 2016

Arun Srinivasan, Managing Director of Bosch Mobility Solutions UK, succeeds Tony Spalding as Chairman of RoadSafe.

On taking up the appointment, Arun Srinivasan said, “Car manufacturers have made massive strides in improving the safety of cars and commercial vehicles available to the UK market in recent years. Collectively, the road safety community has made UK roads amongst the safest in the world. Now we are on the eve of many more technological advances, which will make our roads safer still with autonomous vehicles in particular. I am pleased to be able to guide RoadSafe through this exciting future”.

Tony Spalding, 78, a former executive director of GM Europe, is stepping down after 15 years in the role. He said, “Arun has the first-hand knowledge and experience of the exciting changes that are already coming to the industry. I know RoadSafe will benefit from this and continue to make a valuable contribution to road safety in the UK and overseas”.

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, patron of RoadSafe, added “I would like to pay tribute to Tony Spalding’s leadership and thank him for his hard work and dedication over the years as chairman of RoadSafe and my own International Road Safety Awards. I am delighted that Arun Srinivasan is able to commit his time and energy to this role as we continue to encourage and support innovation to make our roads even safer.”

With this appointment, RoadSafe will continue to have the expertise to promote the full adoption of the safe system and to be able to advise governments both national and local, road safety practitioners and the private sector with a view to ensuring that road safety has the highest priority.

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