The 2021 iRAP Peter Kissinger Award recipients were announced last month in a virtual celebration attended by Peter’s wife Willie and best friend Dave Anderson.

In recognition of his great contribution to iRAP and global road safety, the Peter Kissinger annual Memorial Award is presented to the iRAP Staff Member/s who most emulate the iRAP values and spirit that Peter demonstrated in practice each day.

We are so pleased to announce the Runner-Up Award was given to Star Rating for Schools Global Programme Coordinator Rafaela Machado.

The nominations were shortlisted by iRAP Chairman – Gary Liddle, and chosen by Willie. In selecting winners, Willie used the iRAP values and looked for characteristics that made her think of Peter.

Speaking at the event, Willie said, “Peter was just so proud of iRAP and so delighted that he was part of the whole organization. He was so impressed and it was important to him. The people in the organization are so passionate, so supporting and so encouraging. This award … I know he knows about it, he’s listening. He’s proud of it.”

In reflecting on her selection of Rafaela as the Runner-Up, Willie said, “Rafaela exemplifies the heart of iRAP and is well-loved by many members of the team. They are impressed by her dedication and hard work and her understanding of how important her project is. She’s passionate about it and Peter was passionate about road safety.”

The winner of this years iRAP Peter Kissinger Award was Briarlea Green who is the Communications Officer for iRAP. Briarlea is also involved in the Star Ratings for Schools communications 

Congratulations to both Rafa and Briarlea!