FIA World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism new phase

FIA World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism new phase

06.12.2017: The final meeting of the FIA World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism under the current administration


The final meeting of the FIA World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism under the current administration saw FIA President Jean Todt welcome the election of new Presidents in Regions I and II of the FIA and pay tribute to the members of his team, past and present.



The President thanked Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) President Takayoshi Yashiro for his service as President of Region II and also Thierry Willemarck, who stood down as President of Region I to take on the role of Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism in President Todt’s 2017 election team. He then wished incoming Region II President Mike Noon and Region I President Thomas Møllar Thomsen well in their new posts.




He also lauded the work done in recent years by all of the members of the World Council, particularly Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism Brian Gibbons, who is vacating the post to become President of the FIA Senate in place of Nick Craw who is stepping down from the role.


Delivering his final report to the World Council, Deputy President Gibbons highlighted the successes seen over his eight years in the role, pointing first to the “significant gains” made in global advocacy during the period.




“In particular, we have seen the FIA go from strength to strength as a leading voice for improved road safety,” he said. “Much is owed to Jean Todt for his passion and leadership on this issue. He has tirelessly worked to place road safety on the mainstream agenda around the world.


His efforts have been recognised at the highest levels, as demonstrated by his appointment as the UN Secretary- General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety and he has the full support of the FIA in this role.”




He added that the FIA has made strides in the key areas of sustainability and access to mobility, saying “while much of our effort has been calculated to underpin the advocacy of the Clubs on these issues, we have committed to elevating their profile within the FIA over the next four years.”



He also highlighted improvements made in the FIA’s support of its Members Clubs, adding that “support for learning and the sharing of best practice is also central to our DNA and I am proud of what we have achieved to strengthen the agenda for Club development over this period.




There is huge diversity in the membership of the FIA and one of the best means for increasing the capacities of individual Clubs is to use the strength of our global network.” Looking to the future, he said that the development of a new Strategic Vision would position FIA Mobility well for the coming four years.


“In consultation with the WCAMT and the wider network of FIA Member Clubs, it is proposed to focus on three strategic aims: to position the FIA as a global policy leader in mobility; to support Members in Club development and evolution of membership services, and to orchestrate and communicate effectively within the global network of Mobility Clubs.



 I am confident that the new strategy will further cement the FIA’s role as a global voice for safer, more accessible, and more sustainable mobility now and into the future.”

 

The Council later endorsed revised Strategic Aims and Goals for FIA Mobility and approved the Mobility Action Plan.



Elsewhere, the Council also approved the report delivered by the Working Group on the use of proceeds from the sale of F1 equity for the creation of an FIA Innovation Fund. The Council also noted the extension by JCDecaux of the #3500LIVES road safety campaign through 2018 and the development of the FIA Sustainable Mobility Programme designed to scale up Club initiatives focusing on sustainable mobility.

 

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