Since we began operations at YOURS back in 2009, our organization has been governed by a Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board oversees the long-term objectives of the organization and ensures that the by-laws and rules governing the organization’s activities are observed. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Adnan Hyder of Johns Hopkins University joins our Chair, Dr. Wim Rogmans on the Supervisory Board.
Two highly experienced professionals in global road safety contribute to our Supervisory Board. They act to represent the interests of the organization and oversee the work of the executive director, staff, projects and output. The Board contributes to the accountability of the organization by enabling our work to be scrutinized, reviewed and held to account through a system of governance.
Since opening its doors back in 2009, Dr. Wim Rogmans Chaired the Board and continues to do so. The board has since grown to include Dr. Adnan Hyder of Johns Hopkins University. Read more about both members:
Dr. Adnan A. Hyder is Professor and Associate Chair, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Director of Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, a leading center on injury research and training for the developing world and a WHO Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention.
He said, "I am delighted to accept the position on the board of YOURS and look forward to helping empower youth with skills and knowledge on road safety. I strongly support the global youth movement for road safety in order to reduce the number of lives lost in their communities due to road traffic injuries".
Dr. Wim Rogmans graduated in psychology and has received a PhD in social sciences at the University of Amsterdam. He is the founder of the Consumer Safety Institute (CSI) in 1983, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, of which he has been general director for 25 years. CSI is responsible for a nationwide Injury Surveillance System, risk analysis studies, the development of safety standards and for national safety promotion campaigns. Vulnerable road users is a major area of research and intervention development by the Institute.
As chair of the YOURS’ Supervisory Board Wim is responsible for supervising the management, the general affairs of the organization and the projects connected with it. The Board is guided by the interests of the organization taking into account the relevant interests of the organization’s stakeholders. The Supervisory Board oversees the long-term objectives of the organization and ensures that the by-laws and rules governing the organization’s activities are observed.
Executive Director, Floor Lieshout said, "It is an honour and a pleasure to welcome Dr. Adnan Hyder to our Supervisory Board. His exemplary work in the global road safety field, which includes breakthrough research, will be a welcome addition within our governance structure and will guide our work in the years to come. He will join our long standing board member Dr. Wim Rogmans who has been with us since the start and has been instrumental in the growth of our organization".