30/06/2022 - 15:45

Hodson-Thomas tackles road safety

30/06/2022 - 15:45


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The Road Safety Council will have a new chair in former Liberal MP Katie Hodson-Thomas.

Hodson-Thomas tackles road safety
Katie Hodson-Thomas

Former Liberal MP Katie Hodson-Thomas has been appointed chair of the Road Safety Council.

She is currently the director of corporate and public affairs for FTI Consulting and will replace outgoing chair Iain Cameron, who has been in the role since 2017.

"As chair of the council, Mr Cameron has been a passionate advocate for a safe system approach to road safety and these principles are reflected in the Driving Change Road Safety Strategy that guides WA’s road safety journey over the next decade since it was released," said Road Safety Minister Paul Papalia said.

Ms Hodson-Thomas served as the member for Carine from 1996 to 2008, and since leaving politics has sat on the Tourism Council, Caravan Industry Association and been the chair of WA's Fishing Industry Council.

She was called to the recent royal commisison into Crown Casino, giving evidence about her time on the Gaming and Wagering Commission in 2019, when the casino operators were facing media claims of money laundering. 

She said the commission was assured the media reports were false.

“The McGowan government has set an ambitious target to reduce the number of people fatally, severely or seriously injured by 50 to 70 per cent by 2030 and the leadership of the Road Safety Council is key to achieving this," Mr Papalia said.

"Ms Hodson-Thomas’s experience in representing the interests of the WA community at a federal and local level gives me every confidence in her ability to lead the council and improve road safety outcomes for the benefit of everyone who uses our roads."

The Road Safety Council is made up of state and local government representatives and the RAC. 


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