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IAM RoadSmart appoints new CEO

Date: 13 April 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has named Mike Quinton as its new CEO.

Quinton, formerly chief executive of the National House Building Council (NHBC), will take on the role on 23 April.

He replaces Sarah Sillars, who having reached the end of her three-year contract is relocating with her family to a new home in Hampshire.

According to the charity, Quinton has an impressive track record of organisational leadership gained from three decades in business.

After training to be an accountant with Prudential, he undertook a variety of finance roles before heading up the company's motor and home insurance business.

After steering the sale of this section of Prudential to Churchill and then RBS, he then moved on to Zurich Financial Services' European direct-to-consumer insurance operation.

He has been at the helm of NHBC for more than four years.

Quinton said: "I was attracted to the role by the company's social purpose. All of us can buy in to the need to improve safety on our roads and I relish the opportunity to do my bit in that regard.

"I have been brought in to continue Sarah's good work, and that is what I intend to do. I will be very much in listening mode initially, and will get out and about to talk to as many people as possible, both within and outside the business.

"Recent changes have re-energised and re-positioned the business and my aim is to make IAM RoadSmart a strong and sustainable organisation that is future focussed and a leader in UK road safety for many years to come."

IAM RoadSmart chairman Ken Keir said: "The changes made in the last three years under the remarkable stewardship of Sarah Sillars have given us the opportunity of attracting someone of the calibre and experience of Mike who is looking for evolution, not revolution in the achievement of our future plans."