Nomination Form for 2020 AGM
Nomination Form for 2020 AGM

Our Team  - Observers and Group Committee

Our Observers

Chief Observer and National Observer


Andrew Ball

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends


With more than 7 years of observing experience, Andrew enjoys helping others to become better drivers. Andrew will develop and implement our Training Program for Observers according to the IMI protocols.

National Observer


Chris Miller

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends


Chris has been an IAM member since 1969 and has a vast amount of driving experience having, driven a tractor and cars from age 8, karting from age 11 and racing until about age 40, obtained RAC competition license at 14, rally navigator until age 30, driving around Brands Hatch at age 15/16, competition rallying until age 30, currently drive at Thruxton whenever possible and as a chauffeur, get to drive the best and most expensive cars in the world!

National Observer


Gilly Miller

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends


Passed the advanced driving test in 1971 when working in my parents garage business in Sunbury and was a keen follower of rallying and rallycross and all types of motor sport and have been on the committee for a number of years, and a senior observer for the group.

National Observer


Nigel Cooper

Availability - Associate Crosschecks and Observer Training only


With almost 20 years of observing experience, Nigel performs cross checks for the group and trains people to become observers

National Observer


Alex Yallop

Availability - Weekend Mornings


Alex has been an IAM Member since November 2012, he is a keen addition to group and passed his advanced driving test in June 2013 and progressed to a FIRST qualification in May 2014, qualified as a local observer in Nov 2014 and progressed to a National Observer (maintaining his FIRST) in 2016.


National Observer


Frank Gilsenan

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends


With almost 10 years of observing experience, Frank enjoys helping others to become better drivers

National Observer


Tom Kenvin

Availability - Limited, check with Tom


Having passed his IAM Advanced Driving Test in 2015, Tom then completed training to become a Local Observer with our Group. In 2018 he further qualified as a National Observer.

Local Observer


William Macphee

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends


With well over 30 years of observing experience, William enjoys helping others to become better drivers

New Accredited Local Observers

18/19th May 19


Back  Row L - R


Colin Head, Pete Maxwell, Janet West


Front Row L - R


David Patey, Jenny Faulkner-Quick, Tony Wood and Jim Skeen





Over the weekend of 18/19th May 2019 we ran an intensive training session to qualify seven new Observers above as Accredited Local Observers.


Thanks to Andy for running the training so successfully and to all seven new Local Observers on your accreditation. I will add photos and brief bios when received.




Our Committee members

Honorary President 


Geoff Banks


It is with great regret that we must report that Geoff is suffering ill health and is now in a Nursing Home in Basingstoke after an extended period in hospital. (Updated 14th September 2020)


Geoff, previously a National Observer but now retired, was the founder member of the group in the 80's he was an ADI for 36 years and has helped over 2000 people through their driving test. He has had the privilege of being one of 250 grade 6 driving instructors in the UK




Peter Jackson


Peter Jackson served for 31 years in the Police service, twenty years in the Metropolitan Police serving predominantly in the east end of London at Dagenham as a patrol officer and then to Newham. For most of this time he was a Hendon trained class 1 response driver. He transferred to the City of London Police on Promotion in 1991 were he eventually became the divisional Community beat sergeant and Ceremonial Sergeant then to Head Quarters Community Safety Branch.  He was responsible for setting up a drugs education programme for all schools within the City as well as devising awareness programmes for parents both within business and residential community. He sat on the City of London Drug Action Team panel that produced the ‘tackling alcohol and drugs in the workplace, a toolkit for employers’. He is also a Home office Qualified Crime Reduction officer. He was silver control after the St Mary Axe bombing in London in April 1992.  


Peter retired in November 2001 and became self-employed in the drugs advisory role. He was involved in the development of the Home Office National Drugs in the Workplace Initiative Training Pack and is a Home Office trained trainer. He also sat on the steering group for the National Workplace Initiative. 


He spent several years working for City of London Corporation advising on security for their many and diverse properties as well as some iconic buildings and possessions owned by the Corporation.

Eventually fully retiring in 2015. 




Jenny Faulkner-Quick


Jenny has taken over from Chris as Chair in line with our succession planning Thank you Jenny. She has a great interest in driving matters and is heavily  involved with the Under-17 Car Club helping our youngsters develop an appreciation of driving safely before bad habits develop.




Gilly Miller


Gilly has taken over the role of Vice-Chair from Jenny and continues her long involvement with the Committee and as a National Observer.




Responsible for "driving" the IAM Basingstoke group, setting up and encouraging all members to take part and be pro-active in group activities and events 


Chris Miller


Chris has been an IAM member since 1969 and a committee member and senior observer as well as several stints as Chairman, he openly encourages a pro-active role in as many outdoor events as we can fit in to promote road safety within the Basingstoke area




David Last

David combines his role as Membership Secretary with managing our finances.

Observer Co-ordinator

Responsible for allocation of Observers and supporting our Associates with their training.


Lindsay Benjamin

Lindsay who joined the IAM in April 1991, has over 13 years of observing experience and has carried out more than 500 observed drives.

Membership Secretary


David Last

David joined the IAM in November 2007 and since joining the committee has been actively involved helping with outside group events and is Speaker Organiser for the group monthly meeting. From the AGM in 2018 David has accepted the role of Membership Secretary, thanks David.

Events Coordinator


David Patey


David has been a committee member for a number of years providing valuable assistance to the Group especially at Events.






Andy Ball


For all web queries please contact Andy via link below.



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