Chief Executive, DVSA

Loveday Ryder


Loveday Ryder became the Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in January 2021.

Before joining DVSA, she was Chief Executive of BPDTS Ltd from January 2018 to December 2020.

She was previously in the Ministry of Justice, where she successfully served in a number of senior roles in organisation design, change management and programme delivery.

Before joining the Civil Service in 2006, Loveday worked within a specialist management consultancy delivering business change, performance improvement, and IT programmes in both the public and private sector.

Chief Executive, DVSA

The chief executive is responsible for the overall management of the agency, including:

  • operations and enforcement
  • digital services and technology
  • people, communication and engagement
  • finance and corporate services
  • policy, strategy, planning and performance

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Executive Officer