The chief executive of the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) – George Lee – has joined the Highways Magazine editorial board.
Lee has led the organisation since 1997, growing it into the largest specialist trade association in the UK highways sector and developing the wide range of support services that it offers to its members today.
He has been responsible for the development of the association’s business support services and training portfolio which includes outsourced professional services and a broad range of NVQ qualifications, specialist apprenticeships and bespoke industry focused training.
Lee initiated the development and management of the association’s National Highways Academy (NHA) brand, which has recently been expanded to cover NHA Training, NHA Events and NHA Accreditation Services.
In his career prior to RSMA, Lee worked for a major political party in campaign organisation and management in addition to two years as head of policy and research for a group of Chambers of Commerce.
As the “eyes, ears and voice” of the RSMA, representing, lobbying and liaising with local, national and international organisations, he frequently presents on road marking and safety issues on behalf of the RSMA and the European Union Road Federation (ERF) at international conferences whilst also being a member of national and European standardisation committees as an industry and sector expert.
Lee is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO); he has a BA in Public Policy and has a Post Graduate Diploma in management.