Introducing Our Inaugural Ambassador
Libby Murphy APM

Elizabeth Murphy, fit to drive road safety ambassador

Fit to Drive is delighted to announce that Libby Murphy newly appointed Chief Operations Officer at Ambulance Victoria has accepted our invitation to become the Inaugural Fit to Drive Ambassador! This follows on from being our supportive Patron for over 18 months.

With over thirty-two years in the Police Force, Libby has a wealth of experience. Well known for her position as Assistant Commissioner – Road Policing Command; Libby was the first female in this role.  Libby has worked as an investigator, supervisor and manager across rural and metropolitan regions in the Victorian Police Force. 

At the commencement of COVID-19, she and her team developed the operating model for the management of vehicle checkpoints across the State of Victoria to maintain the safety of our borders.

Libby has been acknowledged for her hard work and efforts with multiple awards: the Victoria Police Service Medal, the Australian Police Medal (2020), the National Emergency Medal awarded for her service during the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, the National Police Service Medal and the National Medal. She was also identified by the Institute of Public Administration Australia in an Established Leader category awards (Victoria) as one of the Top 50 women in the public sector. This is awarded to women in public service who have demonstrated positive and proactive leadership.

Libby’s love of learning has continued with qualifications and studies in Frontline Management, Criminal Justice Administration and Executive Strategy while serving in the Police Force; as well as through her own professional development in leadership, media training, interviews and other specialist policing courses including detective training, sexual assault investigation, arson investigation, drug investigation and prosecutions.

In many ways, Libby has made it not only her career but her life’s mission to keep people safe, protect the vulnerable and engage with diverse communities and cultures. This mirrors the mission and goals of the Fit to Drive Foundation in contributing to the delivery of the Victorian Road Safety Strategy with particular focus on vulnerable and unprotected road users. This reflects the Foundation’s ultimate vision of young lives free from road trauma.

We are honoured to have Libby as our Ambassador and excited to have her joining Fit to Drive as a Road Safety Partner along with Road Safety Victoria, TAC, Department of Transport, Victoria Police and Fire Rescue Victoria.

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Fit To Drive Foundation was launched in 2002 after 7 young people lost their lives in an 18-month period in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Community members including principals, teachers, parents and students banded together as they recognised the urgent need for a new approach to road safety education. What followed was the introduction of our first program, the F2D Year 11 Workshop.

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