EASST welcomes new Board members Soames Job and Darren Lindsey
EASST is delighted to announce the appointment Dr Soames Job and Darren Lindsey to our Board of Trustees.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have two such well-respected and experienced road safety experts join our Trust Board. Both Soames and Darren have made significant contributions to road safety on the global stage. We are so excited for this experience to be brought into our EASST family. It is a great honour.” – Emma MacLennan
Dr Soames Job
Dr Soames Job recently returned to road safety consulting and his previous role as the Principal and CEO of Global Road Safety Solutions Pty. Ltd. (GRSS). Most recently (2015- August 2021), Soames was Head of the Global Road Safety Facility, and Global Lead Road Safety with the World Bank. Soames has successfully headed government lead organisations in road safety, been a Professor in road safety, and consulted for various development banks, the United Nations, the International Standards Organisation (ISO), and the OECD, and has provided road safety guidance to over 90 countries and states.
Previous roles include CEO of Global Road Safety Solutions Pty. Ltd.; Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council of Australia; Director of the New South Wales Centre for Road Safety; Fellow and National President of the Australasian College of Road Safety; Chair, National Road Safety Executive Group; Deputy Chair, ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program); Director, Health and Safety Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney.
Mainly as member of a team, Soames has won many national and international awards in road safety including 5 Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards, and has over 500 scientific publications and reports.
Darren Lindsey was the former Vice President of Government and Public Affairs in Africa and the Middle East for Michelin, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers and the company renowned for awarding the “Michelin stars” in the world of gastronomy. Darren was responsible for the development of relationships and sustainable partnerships with Government departments and various NGOs connected to the transport industry and was also responsible for the global strategy of Michelin’s Sustainable Safe Mobility programs and deployment.
With over 25 years of industry experience, he was instrumental on the world stage in helping Michelin build their reputation in the private sector as one of the world leaders in promoting Safer Mobility. As a result, Darren still sits on the Board for Roadsafe and is an active contributor to the UN Road Safety Collaboration, FIA, World Rescue Organisation, Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards, and the International Roads Federation. His respected knowledge is well complimented with a hands-on approach, which often sees him operationally engaged with such campaigns like Project EDWARD.
Darren has just returned to London after working 5 years in Paris and has set up as a consultant to help clients focus on strategic partnerships and engagement in the field of safe, sustainable mobility.