Lord Robertson of Port EllenHE Fuad Mubarak Al HinaiMr Rohit BalujaMs Karla GonzalezMr Colin JordanCol. General Victor KiryanovNigel Mansell CBEHon. Norman MinetaMr David NjorogeMr Michael SchumacherProfessor Claes TingvallDr. Kevin WatkinsProfessor Fred WegmanMichelle Yeoh
In opposition he was a spokesman on Foreign Affairs, and in particular Europe. In 1995 he was elected to the Shadow Cabinet and was responsible for drawing up the plans for the Scottish Parliament. He is a Knight of the Order of the Thistle, one of HM the Queen's personal decorations and the most senior for Scots. He also holds the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George.
In 2003 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour and holds high honours from 20 countries and honorary doctorates from 10 Universities.
He was the founding Chairman of the Seatbelt Survivors Club, an organisation founded to campaign for compulsory seat belts in cars. He was a founder member of the All Party Parliamentary Action Committee on Transport Safety.
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Karla Gonzalez is a senior adviser to the Inter-American Development Bank on road safety. She was previously Minister for Public Works and Transport for the Republic of Costa Rica. She is an attorney and former Vice-Minister for Transport. She played a key role in Costa Rica’s international award winning seat belt campaign, Por Amor, and has helped to focus attention in Costa Rica on the importance of road infrastructure improvement and design for safety.
Mr Jordan is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of RACV Limited, the Automobile Club for the State of Victoria, covering some 1.9 million members. He was the President of the World Road Association, PIARC, which has some 115 countries as members, from 2006-9 Mr Jordan was Chairman and Chief Executive for the Victorian Road Authority, VicRoads, from 1992 – 2001. He is Chairman of Australian Motoring Services, Chairman of Intelematics Australia, a Director of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), a Director of Insurance Manufacturers of Australia, and a number of other RACV companies. He is also Chairman of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project, Chairman of the Monash University Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Group and a member of the Victorian Australia Day Committee.
He was recognised by the Institution of Engineers as Engineer of the Year in 1995, won the Prime Minister of Australia’s Award for Innovation in the Public Sector in 1996/97 and was recently awarded the John Shaw Medal for exceptional National and International leadership in the road transport industry. He holds the following qualifications B.E., B. COMM., F.I.E. Australia, FIPAAV, FAICD.
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As one of the directors of the GPDA, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, he has been fighting for safety for many years and with much success. He has participated in several safety campaigns and is a strong advocate of road safety.
Victor Kiryanov is Colonel General, Deputy Minister of Interior of the Russian Federation.
After serving in the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union, General Kiryanov joined the State Traffic Inspectorate and served as Deputy Head and then Head of the State Traffic Police Inspectorate prior to his current role as Deputy Minister of Interior responsible for transport safety and Colonel General of Police. General Kiryanov also holds the post of the President of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF).
Nigel Mansell is now the president of UK Youth, a charity that provides tools to build young people's self-esteem, aptitude, skills and knowledge. He is also President of the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).
Norman Mineta served as US Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton and then in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush as the longest serving Transportation Secretary in US history. During his first four years as Transportation Secretary, America achieved the lowest vehicle fatality rate ever recorded and the highest safety belt usage rate ever recorded. Secretary Mineta was instrumental in persuading every state in the country to set a blood alcohol rate at .08 percent. A strong supporter of international action on global road safety, Secretary Mineta attended the first UN General Assembly debate on global road traffic injuries in April 2004, and supported inclusion of a budget line for work on global road safety in the most recent U.S. transportation funding bill (SAFETEA-LU) passed by Congress. He resigned as Transportation Secretary in July 2006.
Kevin Watkins is currently a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the Global Economic Governance (CEG) Programme, University College, Oxford University and Director of UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report.
Kevin Watkins was Director of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) of the UN Development Programme from 2004 - 2007. Kevin joined the HDRO after serving 13 years with Oxfam UK, most recently as Head of Research. During his years there, Kevin Watkins helped make Oxfam an influential voice on issues such as trade, globalization and human poverty, shaping public discourse through its various publications. He also managed the team behind Oxfam's highly successful campaign on education and trade advocacy. His design and development work at Oxfam included programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Kevin Watkins is a board member of the Center for Global Development, UNICEF's Innocenti Center and the Journal of International Development. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford, with a concentration in modern Indian history and economics.
Fred Wegman is currently a part-time professor of Road Safety at Delft University of Technology and the Managing Director of the SWOV Institute for Road Safety.
He started with the SWOV Institute in 1977 as a researcher and research manager. He became a Research Director in 1989 developing road safety strategies for the Netherlands, developing evaluation schemes and policy information systems related to national, regional and local road safety programmes, and developing road safety research programmes (national and international). He became the Managing Director in 1999.
Before joining the SWOV Institute, Mr Wegman was a traffic engineer with the Municipality of Amsterdam, working on projects in design of infrastructure and road safety, safety of vulnerable road users, safety of public transport, data collection and analysis. He has also served as: Advisor of the Dutch Ministry of Transport; Advisor to the Dutch Parliament; Member of the National Advisory Board on Road Transport in the Netherlands; Associate editor of the scientific journal Safety Science; Member of the Joint Transport Research Committee (OECD/ITF); Chairman of the Core Advisory Group of the Global Road Safety Facility in the World Bank; Advisor on road safety programmes and projects in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Poland, Russian Federation and South Africa; Co-editor of Advancing Sustainable Safety, National Road Safety Outlook for 2005-2020 (2006).
Michelle Yeoh is a film actress and producer, and the Global Ambassador for the Make Roads Safe campaign. She is one of Asia’s leading movie stars and has also appeared in Hollywood movies including the James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Memoirs of a Geisha; Sunshine and The Mummy 3. Michelle was nominated a Best Actress BAFTA in 2001 for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She served on the Jury for the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour in 2007. A committed advocate for road safety, Michelle Yeoh appeared in two documentaries on global road safety ‘Turning Point’ (screened on the BBC as ‘Dying to go to school’) and ‘Vaccines for Road Safety’, which followed her on a fact-finding tour through some of the world’s road injury hotspots.