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About John


I hold a number of driver training and driving school related consultative positions in GB and in Europe concentrating on:

  • providing expert witness evidence and advice in legal cases involving driver trainers
  • speaking engagements on related matters
  • advice regarding driver trainer customer service matters
  • EU related projects
  • association administration

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Society of Association Management (SAM)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Master Tutors of Driving (Inst MTD)
  • Fellow of the Association for Road Risk Management (ARM)
  • Honorary Member of The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB)
  • Honorary Member of the European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Member of the DVSA Register of Approved Driving Instructors (DVSA ADI)
  • Member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

Professional activities

  • Witness providing written and oral evidence to The Transport Committee of the House of Commons
  • Addressing MEPs and road safety experts at the European Parliament
  • Analyst on the BBC3 programme Barely Legal Drivers
  • Expert witness in legal cases involving driver trainers
  • Auditor – Institute of Master Tutors of Driving (IMTD)


Appointed a Member of the Civil Division of the most excellent order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to road safety and driver training 15th June 1991

Presented with the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Institute of Master Tutors of Driving  8th September 2019

Interests and activities

Grandchildren, MCFC, KCCC, HMIS and  painting very poor water colours.


Prior to my retirement in May 2019 I was General Manager of The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB) and President of the European Driving Schools Association (EFA)

I was responsible

  • To the MSA GB Board of Management for the day to day running of the organisation. Principal areas of responsibility included policy and communications. Executive editor of Newslink monthly trade paper.
  • For implementing the decisions of EFA general meetings. Official representative of EFA when dealing with authorities and institutions in Europe. Management of the EFA secretariat rested with me.

I have held various committee memberships and directorships

2018 – 2019    Member DfT Road Safety Delivery Group

2015 – 2017    Non-executive Director Firstbasic Limted.

2014 – 2019    Member of the National Associations Strategic Partnership

2013 – 2015    Member of RUE Project team Recommendations for driver education

2011 – 2016    Chair People 1st  Driver Trainer Industry Board

2009 – 2011    Director GoSkills Main Board (Sector Skills Council)

2007 – 2008    Chairman GoSkills NVQ technical review group

2007 – 2013    Member DSA MDT Steering Group & Working Party

2005 – 2011    Chairman GoSkills Driving Trainer Industry Board

2004 – 2009    Member of GoSkills Stakeholder Board

2004 – 2005    Member Instructor Standards Project Expert Group

2000 – 2010    Member Ministers Road Safety Advisory Panel

1999 – 2004    Director of the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT)

1999 – 2001    Member DSA Fleet Driver Initiative Committee

1999 – 2000    Member Work-related Road Safety Task Group

1997 – 2012    Member of the Pass Plus Board

1997 – 2000    Member DfT Advisory Group – Driver Training and Testing

1995 – 1996    Chair N/SVQ. Driving Instruction Management Group

1992 – 1999    Member Approved Driving Instructor Training Establishments (ADITE)

1994 – 9999    Chair Approved Driving Instructor Training Establishments (ADITE)

1988 – 1992    Chair Working Party setting up of a register of ADI training establishments.

I was a representative to

  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)



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