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DVSA names Loveday Ryder as new chief executive officer

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and will be starting her new role on 1 January 2021.

Previously Ryder was appointed as BPDTS Ltd’s chief executive officer on 22 January 2018, and spent 12 years in the Ministry of Justice, where she served in several senior roles in organisation design, change management, and programme delivery. 

Before joining the civil service in 2006, Loveday worked within a specialist management consultancy.

The  DVSA carries out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive and monitors vehicle recalls.

She said:”I’m thrilled and excited to be joining DVSA, whose people are so passionate about helping everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.I want to help build on the successes already achieved through DVSA’s 5-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.”

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