President & Director – Cert ED. MDI
Darren has over three decades of experience in road safety, both in Australia and the United Kingdom and has had a long involvement with road safety organisations in both countries. Darren's connections globally means that he will continue to grow his list of collaborative partnerships around the world.
As founder of the Get Home Safe Foundation, Darren encourages and supports the development of road safety programs to members of all communities and looks forward to promoting safer behaviour to all road users.
Darren is passionate about road safety and reducing road trauma. Having studied education, behaviours and training, Darren graduated from Greenwich University, London. His research has assisted him with his ongoing understanding of educational needs in the road safety arena.
The Australasian College of Road Safety has acknowledged him at international conferences in 2015 (Queensland) and 2017 (Western Australia) for his contribution to improving road safety.
Deborah has been actively supporting Darren with his road safety programs for many years and following the loss of a loved one in recent years she is looking forward to being even more involved in helping reduce road trauma on our roads.
Sam graduated from Bond University in 2017 and is our youngest serving board member. Having lost two close friends in recent years he has experienced first hand the devastating affect this can have on loved ones. Sam is passionate about road safety and driver education.
Vice President & Treasurer
Mark Cook is a CPA Accountant and Director/Partner with Cook & Associates. He also holds membership with the Institute of Public Accountants.
Mark has been involved with sporting groups for many years both at school and club levels. As a parent of two teenagers he has a strong interest in driver training and the safety of young drivers on our roads.
Rosie believes the Foundation is based on a universal fact – one that people tend to forget. Every time we get into a car we are at risk.
That fact has become more important and relevant because she is now driving her grandchildren on a daily basis. She wants them to grow into wonderful adults without injuries caused by a car crash. She also wants them to be good, safe and aware drivers when they get behind the wheel of their own car.
In her professional life Rosie worked as a fundraiser. She is a regular donor and is philanthropic by nature, she hopes to bring these qualities to the Board to assist the Foundation to achieve its goals.
Dr Seuss is one of her favourite philosophers. He said "Unless someone like you cares whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” ~ Dr Seuss
Brad was our first Associate Member to join the Board and has now become a full board member.
He is a qualified Occupational Therapist specialising in driver assessment and training for drivers with a medical condition or disability.
“Road safety is close to my heart. I lost my uncle in a vehicle crash when I was a boy. So, although it was when I was young, I really understand the long-term impact losing a loved one to a road tragedy can have on a family”.
Road safety is at the core of what Brad instills into his business as he assists drivers with a disability maintain or regain their driver’s licence.
“I am very proud to be supporting the Get Home Safe Foundation”.
I have been involved in Driver Training and Testing for over 30 years and I am very keen to add my experience to the Get Home Safe Foundation in any way I can.
When I see the tragic waste caused by road accidents, I think anything we can do to reduce that has got to be worthwhile.
Associate Board Member
Our newest Board Member. Michael recently joined the Get Home Safe Foundation as an Associate Member after being involved as a volunteer learner driver mentor with the Community Centres SA i-Drive program and the Geared2Drive program previously.
Semi-retired now, Michael has spent the last 25 years of his working life in the charity and not-for-profit (NFP) sector and has extensive experience on boards of NFPs, in governance, and managing and promoting NFPs. He hopes that his background will complement the already considerable skills of the Board, and help make a contribution to its vital work.