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David Cliff on GCP:

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Chief Executive

Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

Dave Cliff began is his role as the Chief Executive of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) in April 2017. The GRSP is a hosted programme within the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and is based in Geneva. The GRSP focuses on the sustainable reduction of road death and injury primarily in low- and middle-income countries and has a large programme building capacity within road policing agencies globally.

Dave came to the GRSP from his role as the Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing for New Zealand Police.  He led road policing in New Zealand for four years and was a member of New Zealand’s National Road Safety Committee. He has worked on road safety projects and assessments for the World Bank, the OECD and the Asian Development Bank in Vietnam, India, Korea and Mongolia.  During 2015, he was involved in road policing capacity building with the GRSP in India, Vietnam China, Brazil and Colombia.

Between 2007 and 2012, Dave held senior leadership roles with New Zealand Police including the Assistant Commissioner responsible for policing across New Zealand’s South Island and as the District Commander for the Canterbury Police District.  Dave led the police response to New Zealand’s first national state of civil emergency as a result of the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

Dave was appointment as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the 2012 New Zealand Royal Honours and received a second Royal Honour in 2013 when appointed as a Member of the Order of St John (MStJ).  

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