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Chairman - Barry Kenward
Barry joined DIDU in 2004 (Member No.38F) and has been committed to making a difference along with his colleagues on the Executive Committee. Barry has had two other careers prior to becoming an ADI in 2003. Twelve years were spent in the Royal Navy in communications. Then followed 24 years in the Hampshire Constabulary, the majority within the Traffic Department, from where he gets his broad knowledge of Traffic Law and things related. As well as his ADI qualifications, Barry holds a BTEC in Advanced Driving Instruction, and is an examiner (for RoSPA) at the advanced level. In May 2007 Barry completed his Honours Degree in Driver Education, and is currently studying towards his Masters in Driver Education.
Membership Secretary & Treasurer - Alan Wood
Education Officer - Cameron Smith
Scottish Liason Officer - Ed Robinson
I joined the Executive Committee in 2005 as Scottish Liaison Officer, having been a full time ADI running my own driving school for 20 years.
Committee Secretary - Jean Marriott
National Area Rep Co-ordinator - Ron Wise
Received only a secondary education leaving school with a number of certificates that not even the oldest amongst us will remember. Joined Salford City Police as a 'Police Cadet' on the 28th February 1966 two days after I left school. On the 18th January 1968 on my 19th birthday I was sworn in and received the warrant of Office as a Police Constable in that force.
On 26th January 1970 I passed my car licence test, having passed my motorcycle in November 1969, on the 5th February 1970 I went on my police driving course for 5 weeks which I passed. I then spent the next 28 years driving divisional vehicles [cars - vans and CID cars] I did a period of work in the CID [coppers in drag] but most of my service was on the streets where I received a reputation as being something of a thief taker. A number of traffic officers [like Barry] suggested that I apply for the traffic department as my driving was considered good enough I refused each approach as I wanted to be a real police officer rather than an ice cream salesman [police inside joke].
In 1990 I took a test with the Institute of Advanced Motorists and trained on to become an observer within their ranks. I continued with them for ten years until I became an ADI. I thought that I wanted a day off once a week and anyway I preferred to be paid for my time and expertise in driver training (he he he). I retired from the police in November 1997 on medical grounds two months before I had attained 30 years service. My last two years were in the custody suite.
I joined DIDU towards the end of its first year and became a co-opted member of the EC at the 2009 AGM and then becoming a full EC member upon a vote this year.
I have enjoyed my time to date as an ADI and more so with my colleagues on the EC both past and present. DIDU is to my mind the most informative forum I am a member of and allows for grown up conversation and opinions.
I have this year  started my own local association in the Oldham Area which now seems to be fairly respected and consolidated in the area.
This past year I have taken an interest in politics and hope in the near future to stand for election to the council.
I hope that I can represent the members and give sound advice to you all for some time to come.
Commercial Officer - Raj Pillay
Membership Development Officer - Vernon Menezes
Commercial Officer - Martyn Bullen