Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition 2019

3 days / 40+ Exhibitors
35+ Speakers / 20+ Educational sessions
May 22nd – 24th 2019

Providing professional development for the fleet industry

24 years as the peak industry body – linking people & knowledge, creating outcomes

Day 2

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Breakout Session

ANCAP: Influencing vehicle safety

In 2018, ANCAP’s independent vehicle safety requirements broadened significantly – introducing new and updated tests and adopting common test and assessment protocols applicable to the Australasian and European new vehicle markets.  Safety requirements will again be expanded in 2020 to encourage further safety improvements for the benefit of Australian fleets and general consumers.

A wide range of fleets have adopted vehicle purchase and use policies in recent years, requiring 5 star ANCAP safety rated vehicles.  ANCAP also recommends fleets consider vehicles with an ANCAP datestamp of no more than three (3) years to ensure safety currency and the dynamic inclusion of safety assist technologies.

In this session we’ll hear about the new requirements from 2020 and explore how organisations can incorporate a vehicle purchase and use policy which takes into account the latest safety advancements.

*Content and speaker are subject to change.

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Chief Executive Officer at ANCAP – The Australasian New Car Assessment Program

James Goodwin is a former journalist and news presenter with a professional career in corporate affairs and government relations. He has a keen interest in consumer advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of transport and safety.
Mr Goodwin is the Chief Executive Officer of leading vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP is a not-for-profit public company with 23 member organisations, providing consumers with independent advice and information on vehicle safety through its crash test program.
James is responsible to the ANCAP Board for leading and managing the strategic, technical, advocacy and administration operations of the organisation, including representing the organisation to governments, the community and the media.
Prior to joining ANCAP, Mr Goodwin held the position of Director – Government Relations & Communications at the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). The AAA represents the interests of each of the state motoring clubs and their seven million members. In this role, James was responsible for stakeholder management, communication strategies and political campaigning including a lead role in the successful 2013 Federal Election campaign – Demand Better Roads.
Whilst at the AAA, James acted as Chief Executive and represented Australia as Vice-Chair of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)’s Mobility Policy Commission, a global committee on transport policy.
Mr Goodwin has held senior corporate affairs positions with the industry body representing the interests of new vehicle brands, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), as well as with the government owned business, Airservices Australia, which provides air traffic management and aviation firefighting services at Australian airports.
As a broadcast journalist and news presenter, James worked for major networked news outlets in Sydney and Canberra including a number of years in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery.
James is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of St John Ambulance ACT and has served as a Board Member of Auto Skills Australia, an organisation tasked with developing the training needs of the automotive industry.
Mr Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra.
He was born in Sydney and lives in Canberra with his partner, Michela.

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