Meet the team.

Here you can meet our hard working volunteers and find out more about the people who will be training you to advance your driving knowledge and skills.

Roger Hammond: Group Chairman, National Observer and Observer Trainer.

Judith Godbert: Group Secretary, National Observer, Observer Trainer.

Judith has been a member of the IAM for 24 years and is the BFAPAM Group Secretary, a National Observer, Observer Trainer and Group Contact.

Tom Chadwick:

Tom is a BFAPAM National Observer and Observer Trainer.

Derek Hainsworth: Events Secretary, Group Official.

Derek is a Group Official and also the Events Secretary for the BFAPAM group.

Linda Chandler: National Observer.

Linda is a BFAPAM National Observer and the group Chief Observer.

John Blacow: Local Observer

John Blacow is a BFAPAM Local Observer.

BFAPAM Observers

Our Observers have taken further extensive training and an assessment test to qualify as a registered Observer, where they have been assessed against a range of competencies. They have been observed taking out an associate (trainee advanced driver) and doing a lengthy demonstration drive by the local assessor or the IAM RoadSmart regional examiner.

If you are a qualified Advanced Driver and would like to become a qualified registered National Observer, contact us on: or You could even call or text him on 07973 144941. If you would like a chat about what is involved and if he isn’t driving he will gladly talk to you about the process.

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