Meet your Western Australian Road Safety Council members:
Prof Murray Lampard APM - Chair
Murray Lampard is currently a Professor with Edith Cowan University (ECU) and holds Professorial positions with the School of Law and Justice, Faculty of Computer and Security Science and the Child Health Promotion Research Centre. In 2008, Professor Lampard retired from WA Police as the Deputy Police Commissioner after 33 years service. He currently holds two Chair-ship positions namely Road Safety Council of WA and Defence Reserve Support Council of WA. He is past Chairman of the Child Health Promotion Research Centre Advisory Board. Additionally, he is the Patron of the Homicide Victims SupportGroup (WA) and United Nations Police Association (WA). He performs further duties as a sub warden of the State War Memorial.
In 2004 he was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and received an Australian Police Medal (APM) and later a Centenary Medal for services to the Mid-West Gascoyne. Professor Lampard has extensive experience in road safety with leadership roles in traffic management and strategy, particularly in Regional and Remote WA. Professor Lampard also has significant Board experience and is an executive graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the FBI in Quantico, USA. He is regarded for his business experience coupled with successful strategic frontline operational leadership.
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Lew Watts - Insurance Commission of Western Australia
Lew Watts is the General Manager Insurance at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and has more than 35 years experience in the insurance industry.
Within the Insurance Commission, Lew is responsible for Compulsory Third Party Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Insurance, the State Government self insurance arrangements via the RiskCover Fund and the Special Investigations Fraud Prevention Unit.
Des Snook - Main Roads Western Australia
Des Snook is a civil engineer and has worked for Main Roads Western Australia for 26 years. As the Executive Director of Road Network Services, he has experience in road construction and maintenance, project and contract management, and bridge design and construction. Within Main Roads, Des has responsibility for traffic and safety.
Cr Steve Martin - Western Australian Local Government Association
Steve Martin has been involved in Local Government since being elected to the Wickepin Shire in 2001. He has served as Wickepin Shire President since 2005. Cr Martin is also involved in various community organisations and serves as a Justice of the Peace. He is a partner in a family farming business and has 10 years experience in the media. Cr Martin was elected to the WALGA State Council in 2007 and to the position of Deputy President in 2010.
Dr Tarun Weeramanthri - Department of Health
Professor Tarun Weeramanthri is Executive Director, Public Health and Clinical Services Division, WA Health. He has served as Chief Health Officer in two jurisdictions (Northern Territory 2004-2007, and Western Australia 2008-present). He graduated from UWA, has a PhD in social medicine from University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of Leadership WA. His interests are in the contribution public health can make to Aboriginal health improvement, health disaster planning and response, use of new social networking technologies in public health and the implementation of health policy. He has previously worked in the injury prevention field, and was appointed to the WA Road Safety Council in 2012.
Nicholas Anticich APM - Western Australia Police
Mr Anticich has a strong background in policing and senior executive experience in law enforcement. During his police career, he has been stationed in Canberra, Sydney and Perth and carried out criminal investigations in most Australian States as well as international crime operations that have taken him overseas on numerous occasions.
In 2009, Mr Anticich was appointed Assistant Commissioner of the Specialist Crime Portfolio, WA Police
For the period 2004 to 2009, Mr Anticich worked at WA's Corruption and Crime Commission as the Director of Operations. Prior to that, he had been a member of the Australian Federal Police for 24 years, attaining the rank of Commander. He was the General Manager Western Operations two years before retiring from the AFP.
Mr Anticich holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Police Management. He attended and completed the Australian Institute of Police Management Development Program (1996), the Police Executive Leadership Program (2000) and, in 2010, completed the Acacia Program. In 2011, Mr Anticich graduated from the United States FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) Program. In November 2011, Mr Anticich was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University's School of Computing and Security Science in the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science.
Mr Anticich commenced as Assistant Commissioner, Traffic and Emergency Response on 19 November 2012.
Lindsay Hale - Department of Education
Lindsay Hale is currently Executive Director, Statewide Services. He has worked in a range of metropolitan and regional schools, including Belmont City College where he was Principal. Lindsay has also had senior roles in Districts and the Department of Education Central Office including Managing Director of the Institute for Professional Learning.
Nina Lyhne - Department of Transport
Nina Lyhne was appointed Acting Managing Director of Transport Services in January 2011. Nina was previously the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and Executive Director of WorkSafe. Her work experience has involved working in diverse roles across Government and includes time as the Executive Director of the Office of Road Safety. Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
John Chortis - Department of Planning
John provides coordination and planning of major infrastructure projects in response to the State’s significant population growth.
These projects include the Departments strategic assessment of land uses and infrastructure proposals for the Fremantle Outer Harbour, infrastructure to support the Murdoch specialised activity centre which includes Fiona Stanley Hospital, and planning for future industrial land in the Perth, Peel and Greater Bunbury Regions.
John’s team of professional land use planners, economists, transport and engineering specialists undertakes integrated land use and transport network projects and programs as well as providing design and statutory transport planning advice to a wide range of local government, state government and industry stakeholders across the State.
Iain Cameron - Office of Road Safety
Iain joined the Office of Road Safety in December 2000. Previous appointments include various roles with the departments of Education, Health, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Family and Children’s Services, Edith Cowan University and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Iain holds a Bachelor of Physical Education and Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia, a Post-graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and Master of Public Health from Curtin University. Iain is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
His office is responsible for providing policy and strategy advice and support to the Minister for Road Safety and the Road Safety Council (RSC) on measures to reduce road trauma on WA roads. This includes monitoring and reporting on results and progress with implementation, delivering road safety education campaigns and working collaboratively with agencies and stakeholders to coordinate the implementation and funding of projects to reduce road trauma from the Road Trauma Trust Account.
Iain holds a position as an Independent Director on the Board of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and is a member of the Road Safety Council in Western Australia. Iain is the Chair of the Austroads Road Safety Task Force which is nationally responsible for providing road safety advice to Transport CEO’s and Transport Ministers, managing the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy and managing the Austroads national road safety research program.
The Road Safety Council produces communiqué for each of their meetings. These communiqué are available for download below.
Road Safety Network: The Official Newsletter of the Road Safety Council of Western Australia
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Road safety in Western Australia is managed within a well-defined administrative framework.
The Road Safety Council (RSC) comprises members from key government agencies, as well as representatives from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, Local Government and the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), representing road users.
The RSC is supported by the Office of Road Safety (ORS).
Together they provide strong leadership and coordination in the key areas of policy, research, program evaluation and community education.
Ministerial Council on Road Safety
Recognising that road safety rests with more than one Minister, the Ministerial Council on Road Safety was formed by Government to ensure important road safety initiatives are progressed at a Ministerial level in a coordinated and effective manner. The Governance Charter outlines the purpose, membership and structure of the Council.
Road safety management capacity is defined as our readiness and capability to implement the necessary actions in an effective, efficient and timely manner and achieve the changes in policy, standards and practice required to create a safe road transport system.
To ensure that Western Australia has the necessary capacity to launch the implementation of Towards Zero
and to realise ambitious results, the Road Safety Council commissioned a team of international experts in 2010 to conduct a road safety management capacity review using a 'state of the art' road safety management assessment framework developed and used by the World Bank. It is built upon global good practice and has been adopted by both the International Transport Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Capacity Review Team made over 90 wide ranging recommendations based on this road safety management framework. In response, the Road Safety Council established a working party to analyse the Report and to prepare recommendations for Government. The recommendations in this report were endorsed by the Road Safety Council at its July 2011 meeting.
Both papers can be found in the links provided below:
The Independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review Report - written by Eric Howard, Jean Breen and Tony Bliss
PDF (180 page 3.3 MB)
Road Safety Council Response to the Independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review
PDF (30 page 2.3 MB)
Report on Activities
The Road Safety Council is required to produce annual reports on its activities for the Minister for Police; Road Safety.