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Gareth Llewellyn appointed as new chief executive of DVSA

Llewellyn is currently one of the Department for Transport’s nominated non-executive directors on the board of the Harwich Haven Authority and has also held board roles at Biffa plc and the Renewable Fuels Agency.

He has held senior global roles with both National Grid plc and Anglo American plc and has led businesses through a number of mergers and acquisitions. As group safety, technical and engineering director for Network Rail he led the drive to improve both the culture and safety performance.

He will join DVSA on Monday 14 March 2016, before formally taking over from the acting chief executive Paul Satoor on Friday 1 April 2016. Satoor will remain as deputy chief executive.

Transport Permanent Secretary Philip Rutnam said: “The work of DVSA and its dedicated staff is essential in delivering a safe road network for users right across Great Britain.

“I am confident that Gareth will provide excellent leadership to the organisation as it moves forward in a busy and challenging period ahead.

“I would like to express my personal thanks to Paul Satoor for the outstanding commitment he has shown during this period as acting chief executive.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.