Traffic Commissioner for the north west of England

Simon Evans

Simon  Evans



Simon Evans worked as a chief officer in the magistrates’ courts service, and served as a justices’ chief executive and a justices’ clerk in Cumbria. He subsequently took office as the first Area Director of Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) in the region.


Simon left HMCS in 2007 to pursue a portfolio career, working as a Deputy Traffic Commissioner, a Fee Paid Judge on the Social Entitlement Chamber, a Lay Member (Chair) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practice Panel and an Independent Member (Chair) of the Parole Board for England and Wales. Simon previously worked as a management consultant supporting and advising the Croatian Government and its courts on its application for EU membership and as a former member of the Judicial Studies Board.

Traffic Commissioner for the north west of England

Responsibilities are:

  • the licensing of the operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and of buses and coaches known as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs)
  • the registration of local bus services
  • granting vocational licences and taking action against drivers of HGVs and PSVs