I am pleased to announce Deputy Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard is to be appointed Chair of the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council.

Well known across the state, Mr Tilyard has served with Tasmania Police for more than 40 years before announcing his retirement in March.

He has played a vital and high-profile role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as Deputy State Controller and is well respected as a contemporary police professional across the nation.

The Road Safety Advisory Council provides advice to government on effective road safety measures and oversees the Towards Zero Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy and allocation of the Road Safety Levy.

This appointment is particularly timely during National Road Safety Week which this year focuses on everyone’s right to get home safe to their loved ones by pledging to Drive So Others Survive!

Our commitment to improving road safety in Tasmania will remain in strong hands with the appointment of Mr Tilyard.

With such a long and distinguished career in Tasmania Police, I know that Mr Tilyard has the skills and experience to provide strong leadership for the Council. He will be a valuable asset to the organisation and I know will be keenly welcomed by other members of the Council.

Mr Tilyard has accepted the role following the departure of former Chair, Garry Bailey, who stepped down to take up a role with the RACT. I sincerely thank Mr Bailey for his passion in the role and dedication to reducing the number and severity of crashes on Tasmania’s roads.

Mr Tilyard will take up the role at the end of July for a period of three years.

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