Liz Brooker, road safety & sustainable transport manager at Lewisham Council, has seen her services to road safety rewarded with a MBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Liz, who has been involved in road safety within Lewisham for more than three decades, currently manages the borough’s road safety, sustainable transport & travel co-ordination service.
She is also responsible for delivering the Bikeability cycle training programme and the the Council’s SCP service, as well as road safety campaigns and initiatives, encouraging smarter travel choices and school and work place travel plans.
Away from Lewisham, Liz is also Road Safety GB London Region’s press and communications officer, having previously held the position of Road Safety GB national press and PR officer.
She has also represented LEPT (London European Partnership of Transport) on the Eurocities Mobility Forum, as chair of the Road Safety Working Group.
Liz Brooker said: “I am totally overwhelmed and so happy.
“I have loved working in road safety and never thought that when I stared in the early 80s it would lead to such an amazing award! I still love what I do and feel privileged to work with such amazingly professional and dedicated friends and colleagues.”
Councillor Wendy Brice Thompson, chairman of the London Road Safety Council, said: “Liz is a fine ambassador for the road safety education movement. She is a trustee of our organisation, and has been very active over many years in progressing our work across the whole of London.
“We are delighted that her commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism has been recognised in this way and send our congratulations.”
Honor Byford, chair of Road Safety GB, added: “Liz has been an enthusiastic and committed road safety practitioner for more years than she will want me to remember. Her influence and achievements within London and nationally through Road Safety GB has been invaluable.”
Other people recognised for services to road safety in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours include:
Former road safety manager for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, who played a key role in establishing the Honest Truth Partnership, which is now used by a significant number of road safety teams and partnership across the UK.
Graphic Designer. For services to Typography and Road Safety.
Dr Olivia Carlton
Occupational Physician and Medical Leader, Transport for London. For services to Transport for London and Occupational Medicine.
Lately Consultant, Department for Transport. For services to Tackling Drink and Drug Driving.
Road Safety Volunteer, Northumbria Police. For voluntary services to Road Safety Awareness, Education and Charitable Fundraising.
13 June 2016
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