08 Dec 2021
Iain Cameron appointed new Chair of Towards Zero Foundation


Iain Cameron has been appointed as the new Chair of the Towards Zero Foundation Board of Trustees. Cameron, a world leader in road safety strategy and policymaking, succeeds Lauchlan McIntosh who is retiring having served as Chair since 2017 and was an inaugural Trustee of Global NCAP from its inception in 2011. 

As well as being the Towards Zero Foundation Chair, Iain is an Independent Director of the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) and Co-Chair of the Commonwealth Road Safety Initiative. He is the Managing Director of the Western Australian Department of Transport and Chair of the Western Australian Road Safety Council. Iain has also made significant contributions to OECD/International Transport Forum road safety projects and reports.

Iain Cameron, incoming Towards Zero Foundation Chair said:

“I am very honoured to be elected as the Towards Zero Foundation’s new Chair. The Foundation’s programmes such as the award winning Global NCAP have 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 in my new role.

“I want to thank Lauchlan for his great work throughout his tenure, he has been a true champion for road safety in Australia and across the world.”

Lauchlan McIntosh, outgoing Towards Zero Foundation Chair said:

“I offer my warm congratulations to Iain as the new Chair of the Towards Zero Foundation. It has been a great honour to work with the Foundation, its leadership and staff on very effective programmes in the vital quest to reduce so much unnecessary road trauma world wide”.

David Ward,Towards Zero Foundation Executive President said:

“The Towards Zero Foundation is immensely grateful for the contribution Lauchlan McIntosh has made to our work, both in his capacity as a Trustee and more recently as our Chairman. Our entire team wish him the very best for his retirement from the Foundation.

“We warmly welcome Iain Cameron to his new leadership role following his contribution to our work as a Trustee and Co-Chair of our Commonwealth Road Safety Initiative.

“Iain is an extraordinary advocate for road safety and the safe system approach in Australia and around the world. We greatly value the depth of his expertise and the insights he brings to us and the global road safety community as we embark on a new UN Decade of Road Safety Action.”