Ian Gillespie AM has joined the iRAP Board bringing global mobility experience to the charity’s governance.
Based in Australia, Ian has been a great supporter of iRAP for many years through his previous role as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the local mobility club RACQ. The AusRAP advocacy work by RACQ has created multi-billion dollar road safety investments on the Bruce Highway and many other roads across Queensland. Ian has also played key roles in hosting the iRAP team in Australia and providing global support and leadership through the FIA network.
“I have long been a supporter of iRAP and its objectives and I am passionate about improving road safety and mobility through improved road design and infrastructure along with using data for better decision making to save lives, so I am very pleased to be joining the iRAP board and to work more closely with the team, ” Ian said on joining the Board.
Along with his passion for road safety, Ian brings great skills to the iRAP Board including:
- Industrial relations, legal expertise (including experience as a barrister) and management qualifications
- 13 years leading RACQ, a member owned mutual with assistance and insurance businesses, charitable RACQ Foundation and diversification into banking services through RACQ Bank
- Chair of the Global Mobility Alliance a three-way partnership between AAA Australia, AAA/CAA in North America, and ARC Europe representing 71 GMA clubs in 34 countries supporting more than 115 million members
- Numerous Director roles including RACQ Foundation, Australian Automobile Association, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, and Confederation of Australian Motorsport amongst others
On welcoming Ian to the Board, iRAP Chair Gary Liddle said, “Ian’s wealth of experience running a successful member-owned mutual will help shape our partnerships for 2030 impact. His perspectives from running a charitable foundation and insurance business will also bring new insights to our work to reduce road trauma worldwide. As we shape important initiatives like Star Ratings for Designs (SR4D) and AiRAP, Ian will provide valuable strategic direction and governance for the charity’s future.”
The iRAP Board and team welcome Ian and look forward to his expertise shaping the good governance and strategic direction of the charity as we create the partnerships for 2030 impact.
For more details on iRAP’s plan for the Second Decade of Action of Road Safety 2021-2030 see here.