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David Ward

Secretary General, Global New Car Assessment Programme

David Ward is the Secretary General of the Global New Car Assessment Programme, a UK charity which provides a platform for co-operation among NCAPs worldwide. He is also Senior Fellow at the Towards Zero Foundation which promotes the safe system approach to road injury prevention, and is Chairman of the Stop the Crash Partnership which encourages increased use of crash avoidance technologies. Prior to his involvement in road safety, David served as Chief Policy Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the late Rt. Hon. John Smith MP, and previously worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund, for a development NGO, and as a journalist.  David is 60 years old, graduated from London University in 1979 with a BA in philosophy and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is married to Emma MacLennan and they have two grown up children and live in the United Kingdom.