2018 Agenda - Question Time

Confrmed panellists

Frank-McKennaProfessor Frank McKenna

University of Reading

Professor McKenna obtained his BSc. from the University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. in Psychology from University College London after which he spent six years at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge.

He then worked as a senior psychologist for the Royal Air Force. He joined Reading University where he was appointed as lecturer, then reader and then professor of Psychology.

One major research area has been on anticipation in skilled behaviour such as sport and driving. He has been on the editorial boards of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology and the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.

He has worked with the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and has sat on the advisory boards for both RoSPA and the AA Foundation for Road Safety and served on the British Psychological Society working party on Fitness To Drive.

He has been a member of the Management and Executive committees of the European Society for Traffic Psychologists and has provided policy advice to the Economic and Social Research Council, the Department for Transport and several governments. He has given talks on human error around the world and has run a consultancy company for more than 15 years.

Simon_RewellSimon Rewell

Road Safety Manager, Insure the Box

Simon Rewell is Insure The Box’s dedicated road safety manager. He joined Insure The Box in 2010 and is responsible for working with local authorities and the emergency services throughout the UK and Europe, supporting a variety of initiatives that help to educate and support young and vulnerable drivers.

Simon is also Insure The Box’s representative and an active member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) including their Road User Behaviour Working Party.
Insure The Box is the UK's leading black box insurance company. From a standing start in 2010, it has sold more than 800,000 policies and amassed more than four billion miles of customer driving data.

Steve-HortonSteve Horton

Director of Communications, Road Safety GB

Steve Horton became Road Safety GB's director of communications in March 2018.

Steve’s road safety career spans almost three decades, all of which has been spent with Kent County Council. He joined Kent’s road safety team in 1989 and  took up his current post of casualty reduction manager in 2015, which involves managing teams that deliver ETP, cyclist and pedestrian training, Kent’s School Crossing Patrol service, the statutory duty for crash data and the local safety camera partnership.

In 2015 he also became chair of Road Safety GB South East Regional Group.

Rachel White

Senior Policy and Political Advisor, Sustrans

Rachel White represents the cycling and walking charity Sustrans on a variety of political and policy issues including road safety, cycling, gender and equality and air pollution. She has appeared on Channel 4 news and BBC Radio 5 Live and a variety of trade and current affairs media including City Metrics, the Government Business and Environmental Journal.

Rachel leads Sustrans engagement with Westminster and as such spends a lot of her time working on advocacy with partners, MPs and Peers to ensure we get the best policy to enable more people to walk and cycle.

Prior to working for Sustrans, Rachel was head of sustainability at Policy Connect where she led on a number of reports and engagement programmes with Parliament and Government that created many positive policy changes in sustainable construction, low carbon industries and waste.

Sussex PCC Katy Bourne 2Katy Bourne

Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex

Katy Bourne is the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex.  She was elected by the public to serve a second term in office in May 2016.

As Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy sets the strategic direction and priorities for policing in Sussex.  She is also responsible for setting the police budget and the local police precept as well as holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery and performance of the force.  In addition, Katy has a statutory duty to commission support services for victims of crime and deliver community safety initiatives and crime reduction grants.

Katy is Chair of the national Police ICT Company and holds the national police, technology and digital portfolio on behalf of Police & Crime Commissioners.  She is also Chair of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board, a member of the Home Secretary’s National Domestic Abuse Oversight Group.