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The Deputy President of the global FIA Institute, Garry Connelly AM, brings 40 years of motor sport involvement to the board of the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

In 2011 Connelly was elected the Deputy President of the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability which was established by the FIA in 2004. The FIA Institute is committed to improving safety and sustainability in motor sport at all levels in every region across the world.

Garry has spent considerable time as a competitor in motor sport rallies; he has been an FIA Steward and FIA Observer since 1989; and he is a director of the Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety and a member of the FIA World Motor Sport Council. He is currently one of the Chairmen of Stewards in Formula One.

Mr Connelly joins other Australian Road Safety Foundation board members, Rob Ffrench from Rob Ffrench and Associates; Kevin Nicol from the Quill Group and Foundation chair and road safety advocate Russell White.

Mr White said he welcomed the appointment of Garry Connelly to the Australian Road Safety Foundation board.

“Garry Connelly is incredibly well credentialed with extensive experience and contacts in the Australian and international motor sport industries. But most important to the Australian Road Safety Foundation is Garry’s involvement in motorsport safety through the FIA Institute and the FIA’s Action For Road Safety initiative, part of the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020,” said Mr White.

“We look forward to Garry sharing his global road safety knowledge and helping the Australian Road Safety Foundation achieve its charter of reducing driver trauma and fatalities on Australian roads,” he said.