Strategy, Policy & Communications Director

Julie Lennard

Julie Lennard

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Biography

Julie joined DVLA in August 2014 as Director of Strategy, Policy and Communications.

Education

Julie holds a BA (Hons) in Film and Literature from the University of Warwick.

Career

Julie has a background in policy, strategy and strategic communications spanning both government and private sector. She joins DVLA from The National Archives where she was responsible for developing strategic policy relationships with senior stakeholders and overseeing Parliamentary and legislative issues, strategic communications and media and working closely with other government departments. Prior to that Julie worked for Which? the largest consumer organisation in Europe, in a range of roles including as a journalist and representing the campaigning organisation to government departments, agencies and other stakeholders at a national and international level.

Strategy, Policy & Communications Director

The Strategy and Policy Director has responsibility for the DVLA business strategy and for policy development as well as internal and external communications. The Strategy and Policy Directorate is responsible for the development of the DVLA business strategy and for creating sound policies for delivering excellent services to DVLA customers. It’s also responsible for advising ministers honestly, impartially and objectively to allow them to make informed choices about DVLA strategy and policy, using evidence and understanding of the practical implications of delivery.

As DVLA’s Senior Information Risk Officer, the Strategy and Policy Director is also responsible for ensuring that DVLA complies with central guidance on information security and data protection.