02 July 2018
The IRF Family mourns the loss of Tony Pearce and Manfred Swarovski
In memoriam of Tony Pearce
It is with profound sadness that we share today the news of the passing away of Anthony Pearce, former IRF Director General (Geneva).
The IRF loses one of its masterminds and an outstanding personality who has largely defined IRF and its work over the past decades. Tony has been a primary spokesman and ambassador for the IRF worldwide. Most of it, he has been a friend to many of us in the profession.
Our thoughts are with his family: his wife Jeanette and their children.
Tony has taught us tenacity in all its forms. It is that same tenacity that still drives IRF (Geneva) today.
Thank you Tony. May you rest in peace.
Many of you have written over the past days and we thank you for that. We will collect all these testimonials in a collective memorial that we will share with Tony's family. If you wish to leave a message for his family, share a thought, a souvenir, pictures about Tony, please send it to the IRF Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org and mark in the subject of mail "Tony".
In memoriam of Manfred Swarovski
The Chairman, the Board and Executive Committee of the International Road Federation in Geneva are deeply saddened by the loss of Manfred Swarovski, who passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on 13 May 2018.
SWARCO has lost its mastermind who managed to bring his group of companies to world renown in the field of road safety and intelligent traffic management in the course of nearly half a century. The traffic industry loses an internationally highly respected advocator of road safety and environmentally sound mobility who untiringly underlined the need for continued public investment in road infrastructure in order to save lives.