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RSA appoints new CEO


Sam Waide has been appointed as the new CEO of the Road Safety Authority (RSA), effective September 2020.

Waide replaces outgoing CEO Moyagh Murdock.

Sam Waide

Waide has been Executive Director of Operations and Board Member of the Business Services Organisation within Northern Ireland’s Health & Social Care Service since June 2014. He has also held various positions with BMW Group, PWC Consulting, Publicis Sapient Global Markets and BAE Systems UK.

The appointment followed an open recruitment competition by The Public Appointments Service (PAS). The RSA tells us that more than 50 applicants applied for the position from Ireland and abroad.

RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell commented: “Sam brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to the RSA especially in the areas of business transformation, commercial acumen, governance and compliance. One of his many positions included the development of the NCTS contract some years ago.”