Jamie Hassall has been appointed the new Executive Director of PACTS, starting in May 2023.
Jamie is a seasoned road safety professional who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and contacts to the role. He moves from National Highways where he has built up over 20 years of experience. He was responsible for improving driver compliance on the strategic road network and led trials of new equipment to detect close following, and mobile phone and seatbelt offences. He has worked closely with the police, DVLA and many other leading stakeholders. Innovative approaches to driver compliance earned him and his team a second Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. He is a civil engineer and vice-chair of the ITS(UK) Enforcement Working Group.
PACTS Chair Tony Ciaburro said, “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to PACTS. He brings immense technical and leadership expertise to the role, possessing a solid track record in implementing road safety initiatives. He is already well-known in the road safety sector for his passion and professionalism. We are confident he will keep PACTS at the forefront of transport safety in the UK.”
“The PACTS board has also decided to promote Margaret Winchcomb to the new post of Deputy Executive Director. This will strengthen and diversify the senior leadership team and give Margaret more opportunity to use her undoubted abilities.”
“Additionally, on behalf of the PACTS board, I want to thank outgoing Executive Director David Davies for his sterling work in leading PACTS so successfully for the past 10 years. We wish David the best of luck for the future.”
• Margaret Winchcomb (former PACTS Senior Policy and Research Officer) becomes Deputy Executive Director on 1st March 2023.
• David Davies leaves on 31st March.
• Jamie Hassall starts on 2nd May.
Tony Ciaburro, Chairman