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Rob McInerney

CEO, international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)

Rob McInerney is the Chief Executive Officer for the international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), a registered charity with the vision for a world free of high-risk roads.  RAP projects and programmes are now active in over 85 countries worldwide, with more than 1,000,000km assessed and an estimated US$60 billion of road investment being made safer with RAP metrics. Rob works closely with key development bank, political and technical leaders from each country to build local capacity and deliver large scale and long-term road safety benefits through safer road infrastructure as part of their own RAP programmes. He has been directly involved in the iRAP star rating model development and the associated investment planning tools.  Rob is leading the development of innovative financing mechanisms such as road safety social impact bonds to unlock the win-win potential of safer roads.  He is working with partners worldwide to set star rating policy targets and implement the star rating of road designs that provide a pass-mark for road safety. Rob is a civil engineer, with over 25 years of international charity, development agency, road authority, research and road safety experience in policy, construction, design and investment planning.  He was awarded the IRF Global Road Safety Award in 2017; Fellowship of the Australasian College of Road Safety in 2015; the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2014 in recognition of the work of iRAP globally and was jointly awarded the Katahira Award at the 13th REAAA Conference in Korea.


Governance of road safety

25 May
09:00 - 10:30