Paul Satoor has been appointed acting chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Satoor had held the position of deputy chief executive since March this year, and was previously director of organisational development and strategy at DVSA.
He takes up the leadership of DVSA while work is underway to recruit a permanent successor for Alastair Peoples who announced his retirement in June.
Satoor said: “I am excited to be taking up the role of chief executive at what is an important time in DVSA’s development. I want to continue the good work that has been done to make our organisation more efficient and effective, as well as engaging with customers and businesses to make sure that we put them at the heart of our services.”
Driving Instructors Association chief executive Carly Brookfield welcomed the appointment and will be meeting Satoor next month to discuss ongoing consultation and collaboration on both driver and rider training and driver/rider matters generally.
She commented "We wish Alastair all the best in his retirement and thank him for the efforts he made personally to facilitate a productive and open dialogue with the industry. We look forward to working with Paul and his team to continue valuable conversations about promoting and encouraging best practice in the profession, raising standards and how we better promote professional driver and rider trainers."