Member of the Transport Policy Panel
Edmund King OBE is President of the Automobile Association and a Visiting Professor of Transport at Newcastle University. He also heads up the AA Charitable Trust for Road safety and the Environment.
He has a politics degree from Newcastle University and a postgraduate diploma in broadcasting from Santa Monica College. He has worked as a committee secretary for the Social Science Research Council, for a Government Department in Whitehall, in public relations for a wine company in Burgundy, in the motor industry in California, as a broadcaster in Los Angeles, as Campaigns Co-Coordinator for the British Road Federation and for various motoring groups.
He has written several reports on transport and often appears as a transport commentator on radio and television. He is a member of the transport sector panel of The Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a committee member of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association and previous winner of PRWeek’s PR Professional of the year. He was awarded an OBE for ‘services to road safety’ in 2016.