World Bank Appoints New Global Lead for Road Safety

October 5, 2015

The World Bank’s Transport and ICT Global Practice recently appointed Soames Job as its new Global Road Safety Lead and head of the Global Road Safety Facility, a multi-donor partnership hosted by the World Bank.

The Australian national will be leading the Bank’s engagement on road safety, and shaping the outreach of the Bank’s efforts to make roads safer in developing countries.

Job brings to the practice a wealth of road safety experience, having held key leadership roles, including Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council of Australia, National President (and Fellow) of the Australasian College of Road Safety, Chair of the Australian National Road Safety Executive Group, Director of the New South Wales Centre for Road Safety, and Director of the Health and Safety Psychology Research Unit at the University of Sydney.

Job is currently Adjunct Professor for Transport and Road Safety at the University of New South Wales and Managing Director of Global Road Safety Solutions. He has also consulted for many governments, international organizations, and multilateral development banks. He also holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney with a thesis focusing on learning and motivation and he has published extensively on many aspects of road safety and psychology.

The Bank’s road safety work program is being operationalized in the context of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, the recently approved Sustainable Development Goals, and other relevant initiatives.

For more information on our road safety work, visit: www.worldbank.org/transport