Learn more about the Commissioner and the Reference Group
Stephen Leane APM was appointed as the new Road Safety Camera Commissioner. His term began on 9 December 2019.
Mr Leane has 40 years’ experience in Victoria Police in a range of senior command roles. He was most recently the Assistant Commissioner for Road Safety, responsible for driving road safety across the state and delivering new road policing technology.
Mr Leane has seen the impact that road trauma has on the community and how camera technology plays a critical role in reducing road trauma. He emphasises the importance of Victorians having confidence in the state’s road safety camera system.”
He will work on behalf of the community to ensure the camera system is working fairly and accurately and continuing to save lives.
The Reference group
The Road Safety Camera Commissioner is empowered under the Act to establish a group of advisors known as the Reference Group. The Reference group consists of the Commissioner plus between three and seven other members, appointed by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on the recommendation of the Commissioner.
The members of the Reference Group will provide information and advice to the Commissioner from their unique backgrounds and areas of expertise to assist the Commissioner in the performance of his functions under the Act. The Reference Group is made up of experts in the fields of road safety research, road safety engineering and road safety technology. The Commissioner is the Chairman of the Reference Group and will provide the terms of reference.
The functions of the Reference Group include:
- advising the Commissioner about various aspects of the road safety camera system
- providing advice and recommendations to the Commissioner in relation to any matter requested by the Commissioner.
- members of the Reference Group may not act as expert witnesses or comment publicly on any matters currently under consideration by the Reference Group.
The members of the Reference Group are: