DWDAM is managed through an elected committee to support the function of the group.
As an affiliated IAM RoadSmart Group, we operate to IAM Group Guidelines.
Group Chair – Jim Leese. Jim was elected Chair at the 24/11/2021 AGM. Now in his 5th year as a Committee member, Jim previously held the post of Events Coordinator which he combined with Social Media. With the need to focus more on the group’s social media and IT capability, Jim stood down from the Events roles at the 2019 AGM.
Jim designed and developed a new DWDAM website, and is now leading the way forward to enable the group to continue to communicate at various levels using Microsoft Teams. This will also includes being able to communicate virtually. Jim will continue to maintain a watching brief over Social Media and role of Website / IT Manager. Jim is a qualified IMI National Observer and holds IAM Masters (Distinction).
Group Secretary – Graham Pinney. Graham is in his 5th year as Group Secretary.
A very experienced and knowledgeable advanced motorcyclist with an excellent record of gaining Advanced Riding Test success with his Associates, Graham is a qualified National Observer and a member of the Observer Sub-Committee (OSC).
Membership Secretary – Keith Starr. Keith is in his 5th year as Membership Secretary and 4th year as GDPR Manager. A qualified IMI National Observer, Keith has had great success of guiding Associates to Advanced Riding Test success.
Often the first point of contact with new members, Keith has done much to develop and streamline the membership registration process. A recent Group Audit commended DWDAM’s management of all Group related GDPR procedures, a compliment earned on merit by Keith.
Training Support Team – Associate Training Coordinator – Alan Bushaway. Alan is another founder member of the group. He is the lead point of contact for Associate training and coordinates activities and meetings. Alan has held this important role for the past 6 years previously as part of the OSC and latterly within the Training Support Team.
Alan is a qualified IMI Local Observer, and has consistently achieved considerable advanced riding test success with his Associates.
Committee Member – Kelvin Latham: Kelvin stood down as Vice Chair at the 25/11/2020 AGM and accepted a role on the Committee instead. Kelvin is also a founder member of the group having held the Committee position of Chairman for 3 years during the early transition period when the group was renamed DWDAM in 2009.
Kelvin is a qualified IMI National Observer / Local Observer Assessor and is very much at the forefront of Observer and Associate training. Kelvin is also a member of the Observer Sub-Committee (OSC). Kelvin is another highly experienced motorcyclist and his knowledge of all things related to advanced riding is second to none. Kelvin is also the Lead National Observer for a team of Local Observers.
Treasurer – Mike Groves – Mike has held the post of Group Treasurer since the inauguration of the group as DWDAM in 2009. A group stalwart in every respect who has consistently made an excellent contribution to the efficient financial running of the group. A keen motorcyclist himself, Mike is often out on one of his motorcycles, riding for leisure with fellow members.
Social and Events Secretary – Julian Snow – Julian joined the committee mid 2022 to take on the role of social and events secretary. A seasoned motorcyclist and Local Observer, Julian joined from the Wirral Advanced Motorcyclists, bringing with him ideas new to DWDAM to inject some energy into DWDAM’s Social Club side of the group.