DVSA “will continue to change”, says its new chief executive

Gareth Llewellyn to step down at the end of 2020

The DVSA has appointed Loveday Ryder as its new chief executive.

Loveday Ryder, who takes up the role from January, said she plans to “build on the successes already achieved through DVSA’s five-year strategy.”

She added: “DVSA will continue to change, improve and modernise services for customers, embrace smarter ways of working and make the most of new technology while making sure road safety remains at the heart of everything we do.

“I’m looking forward to supporting DVSA colleagues in the vital work they do to help achieve the vision we all share – safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer journeys for all.”

Previously, Loveday spent 12 years in the Ministry of Justice, where she successfully served in several senior roles in organisation design, change management and programme delivery,

Department for Transport Permanent Secretary, Bernadette Kelly said: “DVSA’s work affects everyone in the country, and Loveday’s wide range of business change and performance improvement experience will be invaluable in helping DVSA overcome the operational challenges created by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I would like to express my thanks to Gareth Llewellyn for his immense contribution as chief executive, and wish him every success for the future.”

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