Ferry was appointed as EuroRAP Chairman in 2016. A long-standing member of the EuroRAP board, he is a well-known figure in European road safety through his work as Director of Public Affairs for the Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB). An automotive engineer by profession, Ferry is influential role in a range of mobility and advocacy issues such as ANWB’s road pricing campaign. He holds key positions in the Dutch road safety and automotive sector and serves on the programme advisory board of SWOV, the Dutch institute for road safety research.
John helped found EuroRAP in 1999 as a sister programme to EuroNCAP. He has been a senior civil servant (successively government national roads director for London and for Scotland), the policy and international director for the UK’s Automobile Association, and a director on many boards such as ERTICO-ITS Europe, a pan-European partnership of companies and public authorities. John is a chartered engineer and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the FIA Foundation and on the Boards of several transport and road safety charities.
Lluis joined the EuroRAP board in 2012. Alongside his EuroRAP responsibilities, Lluis serves as the technical director of the Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia (RACC) Foundation. Since joining RACC in 2000 – with an initial focus on accident research and analysis – Lluis has gained wide experience in road safety through implementing projects in Europe and Latin America. He participates in the road safety advisory board of the Catalan and Spanish traffic authorities and is also a member of FIA’s Euroboard coordinators’ group.
Steve was appointed as Regional Director in 2016, a role that also includes responsibilities in the Middle East and Africa. As EuroRAP’s first project manager, he helped to start the work in 1999. He has worked on road safety in a university, for road authorities, and for the UK’s Automobile Association. At EuroRAP Steve contributed to work on development of the RAP protocols and has led assessments in many European countries. He provides advocacy, liaises with EuroRAP members and partners and supports key projects such as RADAR.
Oonagh joined the team in 2013 as CFO. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, she has a diversity of experience on multi-disciplinary EC funded projects, contract negotiations, grant fund management, large finance system implementations and all aspects of compliance. Her commercial, charitable and EC sector experience help energise our strategy for success.
James joined EuroRAP as the engineering manager in 2007 from TRL, the UK’s centre of excellence for transport research. He has a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering and has worked on European projects from Iceland to Moldova with road authorities, research institutes and universities, and motoring clubs. James has lead operational responsibility for ViDA, the road assessment programme’s online road safety software platform.
Amanda has been EuroRAP’s accountant since 2011. She holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and has worked in a variety of industry sectors including oil and gas and education. Amanda’s extensive experience in management reporting and stakeholder management twinned with her can do approach to Treasury and transaction based accounting makes her a valuable member of our team.
Richard joined EuroRAP in 2015 after spending over 20 years in journalism, editing and PR and communications. He has worked for a wide range of print media including local newspapers, the religious press, business magazines, and policing and crime journals. He was formerly director of public relations for an international maritime welfare charity and communications manager for the engineering consultancy, Halcrow.
Brenda was a key member of EuroRAP’s founding team in 1999. She is Secretary to the Board and General Assembly, supports the Chairman and Directors, and ensures compliance with all relevant statutory requirements. Prior to EuroRAP, she worked for the UK’s Automobile Association for 17 years in public affairs, public relations and supporting committee members. She has a BSc (Hons) degree which includes a diploma in government and politics.
EuroRAP established its branch office in Slovakia in response to an increasing workload in central and south-east Europe. Martin is its managing director. He graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava. Formerly working for the Slovak FIA member clubs SATC and SAMS, he also became EuroRAP’s Slovak national coordinator in 2005. He has successfully managed the European Road Safety Atlas (2011) project for Slovakia and made significant inputs to EuroRAP’s SENSoR project, completed for the European Commission in 2014.
Olivera has more than ten years of experience of work with the European Commission and associated agencies on projects linked to urban issues, travel and traffic safety. In 2012-14 Olivera was the principal contact in the 14-country SENSoR project with the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme and active in work in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. She leads project RADAR (Risk Assessment on Danube Road Areas). Her professional background is in international relations.