Breakout Session

ANCAP – A New Decade and Lift in Five-star Criteria

January 2020 marked the start of a new decade and a change in ANCAP criteria for vehicle brands to achieve the highly coveted five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The changes introduce tougher requirements for occupant and vulnerable road user protection as well as a vehicle’s ability to avoid a crash.

During this session you’ll hear why ANCAP criteria has again been broadened, and the new safety features entering the market through ANCAP’s encouragement – features such as driver monitoring, rescue cards, centre airbags and reverse AEB.

Remember, your vehicle purchasing and use decisions impact the safety of your employees in their mobile workplace as well as the future owners of those vehicles when passed on at end of your ownership.

Breakout Session brought to you by Autoguru/FleetGuru


James Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer at ANCAP – The Australasian New Car Assessment Program

James Goodwin is a former journalist and news presenter with a professional career in corporate affairs and government relations. He has a keen interest in consumer advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of transport and safety.
Mr Goodwin is the Chief Executive Officer of leading vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP is a not-for-profit public company with 23 member organisations, providing consumers with independent advice and information on vehicle safety through its crash test program.
James is responsible to the ANCAP Board for leading and managing the strategic, technical, advocacy and administration operations of the organisation, including representing the organisation to governments, the community and the media.
Prior to joining ANCAP, Mr Goodwin held the position of Director – Government Relations & Communications at the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). The AAA represents the interests of each of the state motoring clubs and their seven million members. In this role, James was responsible for stakeholder management, communication strategies and political campaigning including a lead role in the successful 2013 Federal Election campaign – Demand Better Roads.
Whilst at the AAA, James acted as Chief Executive and represented Australia as Vice-Chair of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)’s Mobility Policy Commission, a global committee on transport policy.
Mr Goodwin has held senior corporate affairs positions with the industry body representing the interests of new vehicle brands, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), as well as with the government owned business, Airservices Australia, which provides air traffic management and aviation firefighting services at Australian airports.
As a broadcast journalist and news presenter, James worked for major networked news outlets in Sydney and Canberra including a number of years in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery.
James is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of St John Ambulance ACT and has served as a Board Member of Auto Skills Australia, an organisation tasked with developing the training needs of the automotive industry.
Mr Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra.
He was born in Sydney and lives in Canberra with his partner, Michela.

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20-21 May, 2021

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