Richard Holden MP
Minister for Roads and Local Transport
Richard Holden MP is the Minister for Roads and Local Transport in the United Kingdom. He is dedicated to improving road infrastructure and advancing transportation systems in the country. With a strong commitment to public service, Holden actively engages with stakeholders, including industry experts and local authorities, to develop strategies for enhancing road safety and optimising road networks. His inclusive approach to policymaking ensures that the diverse needs and concerns of the public are considered. Through his efforts, Holden aims to drive positive change and make a lasting impact on the transportation landscape of the United Kingdom.
Chief Executive | DVSA
Loveday Ryder, an experienced professional in engineering, process improvement, and program management, serves as the CEO of the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). With a focus on digital services and a dedication to promoting safe driving practices and vehicle safety, Loveday oversees operations, digital services, people and communication, finance and corporate services, as well as policy, strategy, planning, and performance. Her leadership ensures lifelong, safe driving experiences for all.
Chief Scientist: Behavioural Sciences | TRL
Shaun is TRL’s Chief Scientist for Behavioural Sciences, with nearly two decades of experience in road safety, human-technology integration, and vulnerable road user safety. He has delivered impactful projects that influence government policy, written over 120 articles and reports, and presented at national and international conferences. Shaun also represents TRL at the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, reviews scientific journals and grant bodies, and is a Trustee of the Road Safety Trust.
Head of road safety | Driving Instructors Association
Howard is an experienced ADI with 19 years of experience covering various sectors, including transport and fleet, as well as the provisional car and motorcycle industries. His extensive knowledge of road safety is highly valuable in his role on the DIA Helpdesk, where he provides expert advice and support to our members. With his strong communication skills and attention to detail, Howard ensures that our members receive the best possible guidance and assistance.
Delivery Manager, National ADI and Delegated Scheme
Nigel began is career as a PDI and then qualified as an ADI, he was an ADI for 10 years before joining DVSA as a driving examiner. During this time Nigel conducted car, motorcycle, LGV and ADI tests. Qualifying as a trainer of ADI examiners, he was later made responsible for all ADI examiner training. From there Nigel progressed onto his current position of National ADI Delivery Manager. In total Nigel has 40 years in the ADI industry. If anyone knows about Standards Checks and Part 3’s (and improving ADI performance overall, it’s Nigel!).
ORDIT Registered Trainer
Neil is an accomplished and multifaceted professional, combining being an ORDIT registered trainer, IAPC&M life coach, mentor, published author (and esteemed executive committee member of the IMTD) with many other aspects of driver training. With a deep-rooted passion for teaching and mentoring, Neil is dedicated to helping individuals unlock their full potential while continuously improving the effectiveness of his training methods. As a strong advocate of continuous professional development (CPD), Neil firmly believes in the importance of ongoing growth and refinement. He relentlessly pursues personal improvement while offering unwavering support to others on their learning journeys.
The Driving Confidence Coach
In recent years Kev has trained with the Coaching Academy to become a personal development and business coach and NLP practitioner and aims to inspire and encourage others, through my passion for coaching, so that they can improve their driving confidence. As well as being a personal development coach, Kev is also an Grade A instructor and ORDIT registered ADI trainer. He has previously also delivered the BTEC Level 4 Coaching course on behalf of the Tri-Coaching Partnership as well as being a Driver Metrics trainer. Before being an ADI, Kev drove professionally and is able to drive anything from a forklift to an articulated lorry, gaining his HGV license at the age of 21. Kev combines his in-depth knowledge of road users and behaviour, driver training and coaching to empower others to achieve their driving, and driver training, career goals.
Business Development Manager | Candio
Tom Chedham is an experienced Business Development Manager at Candio, focused on recruiting and partnering with new clients to increase their recurring revenue through white-label digital services. With years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Tom is skilled in sales, contact centers, account management, and SaaS. He is a strong business development professional committed to helping end-users make the most of their digital services.
Head of Training and Development | DIA
Kevin plays a vital role in our organisation as he oversees the organisation of our training workshops and events. Additionally, he supports the development of DIA Academy and is responsible for answering all your training-related queries. With his strong organisational and communication skills, Kevin ensures that our members receive the best possible training and support.
Chief executive | DIA
Carly, our CEO, has 20+ years of experience in developing organizations across multiple sectors in senior roles. With a marketing and communications background, she focuses on developing services, representing members, lobbying for driver education and road safety matters, and advising on marketing and communication. Carly advises on and delivers key road safety projects and serves on boards and steering groups, including the National Associations Strategic Partnership and the Department for Transport’s Road Safety Delivery Group.
More speaker information to be revealed shortly
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State | DfT
As keynote speaker, Baroness Vere will share with us wider developments to road safety strategy, and other key projects the Department is engaged in to improve our roads and wider transport infrastructure. She’ll also take questions from delegates.
Baroness Vere has responsibility for:
- Roads (including Highways England)
- Motoring agencies (DVSA, DVLA, VCA)
- Buses and taxis
- Light rail (including tram, underground and metro systems)
- Devolution (including union connectivity and London transport)
Chief executive | Driving Instructors Association
Our CEO Carly has over 20 years experience in helping to develop organisations. A marketing and communications professional by background she has worked across a variety of sectors (including charity, financial services, medical, education and insurance) in a range of senior roles.
Business Operations Director | HE-MAN Dual Controls Ltd
Mindfulness & Compassion Coach | Guild of Mindful Driver Trainers
San Harper has been an ADI for 18 years and is also a teacher of Mindfulness and Compassion. San has been delivering her best selling course Mindfulness & Compassion for Driver and Rider Trainers in association with the DIA with great success.
Chief Operating Officer | Tacita
Chief Executive Officer | Veygo
James was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting and Senior Actuarial Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, before joining Admiral Group in 2014. James held the position of Chief Risk Officer until January 2022, when he moved over to Veygo, part of Admiral Pioneer as the new CEO to lead the mobility business.