Meet the Trustees

Meet our board of trustees

Chair of Trustees: Assistant Chief Constable Jim Nye

Jim has been in Devon and Cornwall Police for 25 years, having served in both counties and currently works closely with Dorset Police, as both forces move towards a merger. He leads on the strategic alliance between both forces and is charged with making sure the forces work together to improve delivery, resilience and flexibility, whilst saving money and improving efficiency.

He is also responsible for tri service collaboration with the fire service and ambulance service, and is also the lead for the police response mental health in crisis across the region. Finally Jim oversees the full upgrade of the force ICT infrastructure and public contact strategy.

Operationally Jim is a strategic firearms commander and a public order commander.

 

Robin Barlow DL

Robin Barlow is a Fine Art Consultant and Valuer working as sole practitioner from his home in South Devon. As well as an active professional life, he also has various charitable interests. He is a past County President of St. John Ambulance, is currently a Council Member of the American Museum in Britain at Bath, and a Trustee of The Britannia Museum (BRNC Dartmouth), of the Devon Community Foundation, The Honest Truth (as Vice Chairman) and of ‘CHICKS’ (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids). He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London. He served as High Sheriff of Devon in 2012/13 and is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County.”

 

Tim Swarbrick

Tim has managed the tragic scenes of many road deaths and serious injuries.  Many of them involved inexperienced young drivers with great futures whose loss ripples out from thier families into the wider community. Tim beileves that the responsibility for addressing this issue is shared by many individuals and public bodies. 

Tim spent much of his police career as an operational traffic officer, with his last eight years as a Traffic Superintendent. This gave Tim the resources to directly influence reductions in death and serious injury.  In retirement The Honest Truth allows Tim to continue this important work.

 

Roger W Henderson

Roger Henderson is a partner at national law firm Lyons Davidson Solicitors.  Roger heads up the firms Fatal Injury Team and is based in Plymouth.  For many years he has assisted countless bereaved families at Inquests and with compensation claims following road deaths so he has seen first hand the devastation and trauma caused by road crashes.Rogers’ passion for road safety has led him and his firm supporting many initiatives and organisations.

Lyons Davidson were one of the original stakeholders and supporters of Learn To Live, a Devon and Cornwall based road safety initiative giving powerful and emotive presentations to sixth form and college students about the responsibility and consequences of driving. 

Roger has supported The Honest Truth since its formation and had no hesitation in accepting an invitation to become a trustee on the Honest Truth Board in March 2015.

Professional Membership / Qualifications

  • Solicitor,  admitted1990
  • Partner at Lyons Davidson Solicitors since 2002
  • LLB (Honours) Law Degree
  • Executive Committee  of Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)
  • Editor of MASS Insight Magazine
  • Member Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Fellow of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO)
  • Member of Devon & Somerset Law Society
  • Member of Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
  • Member of Plymouth Advanced Motorists
  • Member of ROSPA

As a proud trustee of The Honest Truth, Roger and his firm are keen to see The Honest Truth develop further both  nationally and  internationally and he will continue to support this and other initiatives which reduce road deaths and casualties, particularly for young drivers. 

 

Rebecca Hewitt

Becca grew up on Dartmoor and gained a BSC Honours degree in Geography at Plymouth University in 1996.

Becca has been working for Local Government for nineteen years and has worked in environmental policy and community safety roles. In 2007 Becca became the manager of the South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership which was a merger of three Councils community safety functions. She has extensive experience of working strategically to deliver objectives, partnership working, project management and using innovation as a way to engage colleagues and deliver outcomes. In addition to the Institute of Leadership and Management level 5 qualifications she is also a qualified coach.

In 2009 Becca called together the first meeting of the Honest Truth Partnership on behalf of the Community Safety Partnership, she has project managed the group and worked with colleagues to develop the initiative. The aim of Honest Truth is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads. In 2015 Charity status was granted and Becca became a Trustee.

 

Sue Duncan

Sue is a working ADI living in Plymouth. She qualified and began to teach learners in 2000, later branching out to include full licence holders, fleet driver training, minibus and older drivers. She is a RoSPA Diploma holder, with the RoSPA Gold advance driving award, and also holds the IAM Roadsmart Masters Certificate with Distinction and DIA Special Advanced Driving Certificate.

Sue has been an active supporter of The Honest Truth since its beginning and served on the working group for 3 years before being asked to join the Trustees. Sue is also Secretary of the Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council, with a wide network of ADI contacts. In addition, she is Secretary for the National Associations Strategic Partnership, regularly attending meetings with the DVSA.

 

Alison Chadwick

Alison has spent over 25 years in the vehicle rental industry and today is Retail & Speciality Rental Director at Thrifty Car & Van Rental.  A national company, Thrifty in the UK is owned by Scot Group Ltd and has its Head Office in Exeter.

Alison has been actively involved in the rental industry’s trade association – British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association – chairing the Rental Committee from 2011-2014 and sitting on the Board of Management.  Their activities included consideration of legislation relating to vehicle usage, lobbying of government departments and commissioning of motor-related research projects in support of the industry.

Inevitably, with thousands of vehicles they own on the road every day, and millions of miles driven by their customers, Thrifty has direct experience of serious road injury and fatal accidents.  So when the invitation from the board of Trustees at The Honest Truth came in 2016 the business was keen to become involved.