Edmund King

Edmund King

President, The AA
United Kingdom
Edmund King is President of the Automobile Association and a Trustee and Director of the AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment. He is also a Visiting Professor of Transport at Newcastle University. He has a politics degree from Newcastle University and a postgraduate diploma in broadcasting. He has worked for the Social Science Research Council, for a Government Department in Whitehall, in public relations for a wine company in Burgundy, in the motor industry in California, as a broadcaster in Los Angeles, as Campaigns Co-Coordinator for the British Road Federation, and for various motoring groups. He has written several reports on transport and often appears as a transport commentator on radio, television and podcasts. He drove his first EV twenty years ago and today owns an EV and blogs about ‘Living with an EV.’ He completed the 1,200 mile EV Rally of Scotland during COP26. He was awarded an OBE for ‘services to road safety’ in the 2016 Queen’s New Year Honours.


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