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, Director of Operations (North)
  • Richard Hennessy, Director of Operations (South)
  • Adrian Long, Director of People, Communications and Engagement
  • Helen Milne, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • James Munson, Director of Digital Services and Technology
  • Becky Thomas, Interim Director of Strategy and Policy
  • Bridget Rosewell, Non-Executive Chair
  • Ian Baulch-Jones, Non-Executive Director
  • Shrin Honap, Non-Executive Director
  • Fiona Ross, Non-Executive Director

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, Director of Operations (North)
  • Richard Hennessy, Director of Operations (South)
  • Adrian Long, Director of People, Communications and Engagement
  • Helen Milne, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • James Munson, Director of Digital Services and Technology
  • Becky Thomas, Interim Director of Strategy and Policy

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.