Mark Born was the Central Instructor Trainer for International Operations at Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, a driving school owned and managed by Daimler AG. His role included the training and quality assurance of driving instructors around the world, from here in the UK, across Europe, North America and China.
Since qualifying as an Approved Driving Instructor in 2005, Mark first operated an independent driving school before joining Mercedes-Benz in 2011, where he worked as part of a team dedicated to reduce young novice driver collisions on the road.
Today, Mark operates Driving Unlimited a driving school based in the UK on the principles developed by Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy and continues to develop and deliver curriculum and instructor training programs for both China and Canada.
Prior to 2005, Mark studied hospitably management and spent his initial career working within the sector before moving into further education and working with young adults as they set out on their careers. The move into teaching young drivers how to drive was influenced by wanting to ensure everyone had the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Presentation: A review of driving instructor training from around the world
In his presentation Mark will share his experience of curriculum and driving instructor training from the around the world and discuss how we could learn from the best practice of others and create stronger partnerships between driving instructors and other road safety professionals.