The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has appointed its new Chief Executive, Loveday Ryder. She will take over the role from incumbent Gareth Llewellyn on 1 January 2021.
Loveday previously spent 12 years in the Ministry of Justice before being appointed as CEO of Benefits and Pensions Digital Technology Services (BPDTS), providing digital services to the Department for Work and Pensions.
“I’m thrilled and excited to be joining DVSA, whose people are so passionate about helping everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads,” she says. “I want to build on the successes already achieved through DVSA’s five-year strategy.
“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.”
Department for Transport Permanent Secretary Bernadette Kelly adds: “I’m delighted to welcome Loveday to the department in her role as Chief Executive of DVSA.
“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 it overcome the operational challenges created by the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
“I would like to express my thanks to Gareth for his immense contribution as Chief Executive, and wish him every success for the future.”