Australian road safety advocate and former Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) chairman Lauchlan McIntosh, has been elected chairman of the Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP).
McIntosh takes over the role from Max Mosley, who recently retired after serving in the top job since Global NCAP’s formation in 2011.
The Australian said he was excited about the new appointment.
“I am very honoured to be elected as Global NCAP’s new Chairman,” McIntosh said.
“Global NCAP’s work has fundamentally changed vehicle safety worldwide, I’ve been proud to be part of that work as a member of the Board of Trustees and look forward to continuing to do so as Chairman.
“I want to thank Max for his leadership and great work, he has been a true champion of road safety and an inspiration.”
As well as being Global NCAP’s latest Chairman, Lauchlan McIntosh has been President of the Australasian College of Road Safety since 2007 and was Chairman of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) for over 20 years. He was recently appointed Principal Advisor to the new Ministerial Inquiry into the Australian National Road Safety Strategy.
From 1994 to 2006 Lauchlan was the Executive Director of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). He was an inaugural director of the International Roads Assessment Program (iRAP) and a past President of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia.
In 2007, he was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to the community through significant contributions to the development and promotion of road and motor vehicle safety programs, and to the mining industry, and awarded the Roads Australia John Shaw Medal in 2013.
Mosley said he expected McIntosh to do well in the new role.
“I wish Lauchlan the best of luck in his new position,” Mosley said.
“I’ve had the pleasure to know him for many years and seen first-hand his contribution to car safety during his 20 year tenure as Chairman of the Australasian NCAP. I’m confident he will do a great job and happy to have left Global NCAP in his charge.”
Published: 13 September, 2017