Gareth Llewellyn has been appointed chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Llewellyn has held senior global roles with both National Grid and Anglo American and was Group Safety, Technical and Engineering director for Network Rail.
He is currently one of the Department for Transport’s nominated non-executive directors on the board of the Harwich Haven Authority and has also held board roles at Biffa and the Renewable Fuels Agency.
Llewellyn said: “The services DVSA provides touch the lives of everyone in Great Britain, whether it be through enabling people to drive or ensuring vehicles are safe to take to the road. The professionalism of everyone at the DVSA will enable us to respond to the ever changing expectations of our customers, helping them travel safely every day.
Llewellyn will join DVSA on Monday 14 March 2016, before formally taking over from the acting chief executive Paul Satoor on Friday 1 April 2016 who will remain as deputy chief executive.