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The iRAP Peter Kissinger Memorial Award honours the great road safety work by Peter Kissinger.

In recognition of his great contribution to iRAP, the Peter Kissinger Memorial Award is awarded to the iRAP Staff Member who most emulates the iRAP values and spirit that Peter demonstrated in practice each day.

Peter was a Road Safety Champion, Colleague, and friend. He was an iRAP Board Director from 2005 to 2019, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for  Traffic Safety (2002 to 2016) and part of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation from 1992 to 2001.

The nominations were shortlisted by iRAP’s Chairman – Mr Gary Liddle, and chosen by Willie Kissinger, Peter’s wife.

Willie used the iRAP values and looked for characteristics that made her think of Peter. We are thrilled that Willie was able to provide the final decision and will continue to be involved with this award for years to come.

Some comments made by Peter’s colleagues that matched his characteristics included:

  • There are countless people who owe their lives to Peter’s passion for safety.
  • His achievements only exceeded by his character and integrity.
  • An amazing boss and mentor….led by example…and offered wise counsel to everyone.
  • A leader, innovator and hero for the cause of road safety.
  • He was such a positive person, always looking for the good in …a logically measured way.

The iRAP Staff nominations:

There were 9 nominations shortlisted, including:

  • Julio Urzua, Regional Director, The Americas – ‘Brings people together’
  • Briarlea Green, Communications Officer – ‘Passionate and positive’
  • Dr Steve Lawson, Recently retired (Regional Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa) – ‘Makes all individuals a valued part of the team’
  • Rafaela Machado, Star Rating for Schools Global Coordinator – ‘Passionate and inspirational’
  • Jigesh Bhavsar, IndiaRAP Technical Manager – ‘Honest and courageous – helping all to do better’
  • Alessandra Françóia, Training and Accreditation Coordinator – ‘Turns challenge into success’
  • Rob McInerney, Chief Executive Officer – ‘Team player who shares success’
  • Judy Williams, Global Programme and Communications Manager – ‘Inspires with enthusiasm and commitment’
  • Albin Tharakan, Road Safety Engineer – ‘Invests in understanding and delivers to a high standard’

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And the winners for the 2020 iRAP Peter Kissinger Memorial Award are….

Runner up:  Jigesh Bhavsar – IndiaRAP Technical Manager

Winner: Judy Williams – Global Programme and Communications Manager

Congratulations to our 2020 winners and nominees!

iRAP’s values are the beliefs that guide what we do, why we do it and how we do it.

They include:

  • Shared purpose, passionate people
  • Honest and evidence-based
  • Shared goals, shared success
  • We get things done
  • We are family and friends

See more about our values here

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