Our governance

The Chief Executive leads the agency with the support of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) board, committees and groups.

DVSA board

The board sets our strategic direction. Every month, the board meets to discuss the most important issues for the agency.

The board is made up of:

  • Gareth Llewellyn, Chief Executive
  • Peter Hearn, Acting Director of Operations
  • Adrian Long, Director of People, Communications and Engagement
  • Helen Milne, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • James Munson, Director of Digital Services and Technology
  • Bridget Rosewell, Non-Executive Chair
  • Shrin Honap, Non-Executive Director
  • Fiona Ross, Non-Executive Director
  • Geraldine Terry, Non-Executive Director

Minutes of meetings

Minutes of the board’s meetings are published regularly.

See the National Archives for minutes before October 2015

Executive committee

The executive committee works closely with the DVSA board. The committee:

  • influences how we take forward our work
  • makes policy decisions
  • asks other committees and groups to consider how things can be done

The committee is made up of:

  • Gareth Llewellyn, Chief Executive
  • Peter Hearn, Acting Director of Operations
  • Adrian Long, Director of People, Communications and Engagement
  • Helen Milne, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • James Munson, Director of Digital Services and Technology
  • Andy King, Acting Head of Enforcement
  • Becky Thomas, Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance
  • Lesley Young, Acting Head of Policy, and Chief Driving Examiner

Management committee

The management committee:

  • monitors and examines performance against our objectives, measures and budgets
  • holds our directors and senior managers to account to make sure business plan and performance targets are being met
  • makes sure we get the best value from the resources we have
  • monitors and scrutinises the recommendations of other groups in the agency

Investment and change committee

The investment and change committee:

  • governs the development of changes
  • approves all investment approvals and contracts over £500,000
  • examines how we run projects and programmes
  • tracks how and when the benefits of our projects happen

Procurement assurance is part of the agenda when the committee meets, so all contract awards are examined.

Service management groups

We have service management groups for our main services, like driving tests, enforcement and MOT. They look at whether we need to change the way we do things to provide those services.

The groups are chaired by service managers and include service experts who help to make decisions. If the group can’t agree on a decision, the management committee is asked to give advice.