Our Team  - Observers and Group Committee

Below are our Observers

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 (Retired)

 

Geoff Banks

Availability - None

It is with great regret that we must report that Geoff has retired now due to ill health. We wish him all the best in his retirement.

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

National Observer

 

Lindsay Benjamin

Availability - Weekday evenings and Weekends

 

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

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

 

Andrew Ball

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends

 

With more than 7 years of observing experience, Andrew enjoys helping others to become better drivers

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

 

William Macphee

Availability - Weekdays and Weekends

 

With 32 years of observing experience, William 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.

Below are our Committee members

President 

 

Geoff Banks

 

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

president@iambasingstoke.org.uk

Chairman & Events Coordinator

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 observer for his third term 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

chairman@iambasingstoke.org.uk

Vice Chairman

 

 

James Skeen

James joined the IAM group upon retirement from Motorola, having visted more than 60 Countries and driven in over 40 of them Jim has a real passion for being behind the wheel of a car.

vicechairman@iambasingstoke.org.uk

Treasurer

Responsible for all the group finances

 

Gilly Miller

 

Passed the advanced driving test in 1971 when working in her parents garage business in Sunbury and was a keen follower of rallying and rallycross and all types of motor sport. Gilly has been on the committee for a number of years, and is both an experienced National Observer for the group and has been our Treasurer for many years.

treasurer@iambasingstoke.org.uk

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.

coordinator@iambasingstoke.org.uk

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.
 

 

membership@iambasingstoke.org.uk

Secretary

Point of contact for any new or existing members on general Group enquiries.

 

Jenny Faulkner-Quick

 

Please note for Membership enquiries please contact David Last, our Membership Secretary. (above)

 

Jenny has taken over from Lindsay as our Secretary. 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. Thank you Jenny and welcome. 

secretary@iambasingstoke.org.uk

Committee Member

 

David Patey

 

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

 

Webmaster

 

John Lymer

 

For all web queries please contact me via link below.

I passed my Advanced Driving Test in 1992 and have been involved with the Group both as an IAM Member, sometime Observer, Treasurer and Chairman. I enjoy my driving and passed the (then) High Performance Course on the road and at Brands Hatch circuit way back in 1968. I also get the opportunity to drive and enjoy some very exclusive cars in my part-time role as a chauffeur.

webmaster@iambasingstoke.org.uk

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