Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action

Brake is proud to run the Action and Analysis Award in memory of Dr Will Murray, who sadly died suddenly in 2016.

Mary Williams, OBE, Brake chief executive said: “Will was instrumental in helping me establish Brake in 1995 and served with distinction continually, and entirely voluntarily, for the past 21 years as a trustee, proving to be a huge asset to the charity through his road safety expertise, his deserved and ever-increasing standing in the fleet safety industry, and his renowned generosity and kindness.

Will served the charity in many ways, giving us significant time, always with academic rigour and constantly in pursuit of practical solutions. He was at the forefront of our strategic approach and delivery of information and advice to employers regarding road risk management; a key member of our team. But his support for Brake didn’t stop there. In summer 2016, he cycled from London to Paris on behalf of the charity, raising valuable funds for our work supporting people bereaved and injured in road crashes.

Will never sought personal reward or recognition: his motivation was always to make a difference.”

E-Driving Fleet have kindly sponsored the Dr Will Murray Award for Action and Analysis in 2017.

Ed Dubens, founder of Interactive Driving Systems and Executive Vice President of E-Driving Fleet said; “Our relationship with Will and his family extends over 20 exciting years. Everyone who came in contact with Will always enjoyed every minute they spent with him. His charisma and congeniality were unrivalled and his passion for our industry and saving lives was palpable in every conversation. Throughout his accomplished career as an international occupational road safety expert, Will was motivated by a relentless passion for helping clients measure and maximize the impact of their safety programs.

As Research Director of Interactive Driving Systems and subsequently eDriving Fleet, Will was not just committed to results and efficacy, but driven by a need to demonstrate outcome. His dedication resulted in over 70 client and partner awards recognising the great results achieved with VRM at the respective companies and organisations. Nothing made him more proud than to help clients attain the recognition they deserved for the lives and costs they saved.

As we mourn Will’s passing, we pause to honour his professional accomplishments with this new award we believe he would have wanted all our clients to enter – the Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action.”