Ferry Smith
Ferry SmithChairman
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 Dawson
John DawsonBoard member
John helped found EuroRAP in 1999 as a sister programme to EuroNCAP. He has been a senior civil servant (successively government 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 on the Boards of several transport and road safety charities.
Lluis Puerto
Lluis PuertoBoard member
Lluis joined the EuroRAP board in 2012. Alongside his EuroRAP responsibilities, Lluis serves as the 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.
Robert Štaba
Robert ŠtabaBoard member
Robert is vice-president of FEVR (the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims), was Secretary General of the AMZS, a founding member of EuroRAP Slovenia and joined the EuroRAP board in 2015. He is a traffic technology professional and, before serving as Secretary of the Commission of Education and Road Safety at AMZS, he held a number of key roles in the Slovenian Road Agency and the Police Directorate of Ljubljana. He has led Slovenian participation in many national and international road safety initiatives.
Lina Konstantinopoulou
Lina KonstantinopoulouEuroRAP Secretary General
Lina Konstantinopoulou is the Secretary General of EuroRAP, European Road Assessment Programme. Previously, she worked for more than 10 years in senior management positions at the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) and ERTICO – ITS Europe. She has been involved in the management of various multi-stakeholder platforms and policy activities as well as a wide range of European road transport and ICT research projects. Ms Konstantinopoulou has experience in advising on Road Safety, ITS/C-ITS, Artificial Intelligence, Connected and Automated Driving, Data Sharing Schemes.
Shona Holroyd
Shona HolroydChief Financial Officer
Shona Holroyd is the Chief Financial Officer for EuroRAP and was appointed as a Board member in 2019. Shona is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) having gained membership to the Institute in 1995. She also holds an honours degree in Business Studies. Shona has been with the Association for over 7 years and looks after the Finance, HR and compliance functions. She is also CFO for iRAP and the Road Safety Foundation. Before working for the Association, Shona has also worked extensively in senior management positions in the oil industry including 15 years with BP, with whom who she joined as a graduate trainee in 1991.
Dr. Steve Lawson
Dr. Steve LawsonRegional Director
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.
James Bradford
James BradfordEuropean Development Director
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 Burns
Amanda Burns Accountant
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.
Brenda King
Brenda KingAssociation Secretary
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.
Olivera Djordjevic
Olivera DjordjevicProject Director, European Institute for Road Assessment
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 Area Roads). Her professional background is in international relations.