Steve Dace, Chairman & RoSPA Advanced Tutor
Steve has been a member of RoSPA since 2012 and has been awarded Gold on all three retests. He has been recently awarded Advanced Tutor grading with RoSPA and also holds an IAM Masters Distinction. Steve has also gained membership of HPC, commonly referred to as the driving elite.
He is keen to promote road safety using methods that incorporate individual driver development. An avid supporter of ‘Advanced’ driving in all forms with desires to assist everyone to achieve their driving goals.
Steve has a general interest in motoring, the car industry and motor sports including F1, Touring Cars, Rallying, and Hill Climbs.
Ian Pruce, Membership Secretary & RoSPA Advanced Tutor
As well as a top graded driver, Ian is also a keen motorcyclist and has been involved with helping people improve their safety on the road for 16 years. He is a RoSPA gold award holder for both driving and motorcycling and an Advanced Tutor and Diploma holder respectively. He also holds qualifications with the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
He says, “One of the biggest thrills comes from helping someone else realize an improvement in their driving. That may be improved self confidence, achieving a RoSPA qualification, or just sharpening their skills.”
Rob Harvie-Clarke, Committee Member & RoSPA Advanced Tutor
Rob Harvie Clark has been a keen driver all his life. As well as a huge business mileage, he has driven many racing miles on UK and European tracks and competed in classic rallies across Europe, both as driver and navigator.
He worked as a chartered mechanical engineer in the diesel engine industry for international companies for many years and then set up his own thatching business which prospered for 15 years until retirement.
He is a keen classic car driver, who until recently used to own a Austin Healey which he had owned for 46 years. Rob also maintains his “modern” himself.
He loves being the co-driver, tutoring drivers at all levels to reach their full potential. Rob has been awarded RoSPA Advanced Tutor grading.
Nick Borst-Smith, Approved Tutor
He has always had close relationship with most branches of motorsport and cars of all abilities and currently owns a 1933 Austin Seven Special and an Audi RS3. Nick holds a Gold membership of RoSPA and a F1rst with the IAM is an Approved Tutor.
Keen to promote safe driving as a pleasurable experience, through knowledge, understanding and ability.
Martin Dace, Approved Tutor
Martin has been a member of RoSPA for 4 years, he holds a RoSPA Gold pass and he is an approved Tutor. Martin says he just enjoys driving but of course in a safe way, having spend many years in business chasing a clock and appointments, he found a better way of making progress with a RoSPA group. Whilst working with the Chrysler/Jeep Group he was able to enjoy many and various 4 wheel drive events, including the Rubicon Trail (a 10 level trail in California) as well as driving in Africa and around the UK.
Joanne Gifford, Committee Member
Jo has been driving for twenty years and at first enjoyed the freedom of driving anywhere and everywhere but then lost her confidence after having children. Following being made aware of various advanced driving groups Jo finally plucked up the courage and decided to give it a go.
“It was the best thing I did as not only did it help me gain my confidence but also gave me my love of driving back.”
Keith Hayman, Committee Member
Being a country boy at heart Keith has depended on powered transport of one form or another all his life. Keith has gained full licences for LGV class 1 (HGV) and motorcycles as well as cars. With gold membership of RoSPA, Keith’s advanced driving stretches 41 years with his first Institute of Advanced Motorists pass as a ‘youngster’!
A fan of powerful BMWs and track days, Keith supports the safe and timely use of a vehicle’s capabilities to maximise safety as well as enjoyment.
Keith relishes technical analysis and works hard to help Exeter and East Devon Advanced Drivers evaluate the technical positions, government policy and societal influences that contribute to and impact road safety.
As an educationalist, Keith firmly believes that everyone can improve their driving and consequently improve their enjoyment. Driving does not have to be dull so if you have to drive, why not do it with high personal performance satisfaction. It might just save your life one day!
John Badley, RoSPA Advanced Tutor (non Club Affiliate & Advisor)
John initially passed the IAM Advanced driving test at 18, he then joined RoSPA in 2002. In 2015 John completed the RoSPA Diploma in Birmingham and has since become a member of HPC, gained IAM Masters distinction, is a Blue light Driver & Rider and also became the Regional Coordinator for RoSPA, covering Scotland, Ireland, South West and some Midlands groups, a role that he recently stepped down from. Numerous drives with the likes of Chris Gilbert, Andy Morrison, Ian Dalling & Dennis Leworthy, all notable police driving instructors of old and now with current serving officers.