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iRAP's new chairman gets top award

iRAP’s new chairman, Gary Liddle, has been awarded one of Australia’s highest honours in recognition of his work in promoting safer roads.

Gary, was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in this year’s Australia Day Honours List on 26 January. Leading Australian educationalists, scientists and medical researchers were also named among this year’s AO recipients.

The citation for Gary’s AO states that it recognises his “Distinguished service to public administration in the Victorian transport sector through leadership in policy direction, infrastructure development, road safety and regulatory reform.”

Gary has served in a wide range of key transportation roles in the state of Victoria in Australia. He has served as CEO of VicRoads, CEO of Public Transport Victoria, Deputy Secretary of Transport and most recently as Enterprise Professor of Transport at the University of Melbourne. He has also held a number of board level roles in key national bodies including Austroads and ARRB Group.

iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said: ‘This is tremendous news and well deserved recognition for all the great work that Gary has done in helping to save lives in Victoria as well as inspiring other members of the road safety community in Australia and across the world.'

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