The agency responsible for setting driving standards in Britain has appointed a new chief executive.
Gareth Llewellyn will take over the reins at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at the beginning of April.
Paul Satoor, t he acting chief executive, will continue as deputy chief executive.
The DVSA plays a critical role in improving road safety by setting standards for driving and motorcycling. It also ensures drivers, vehicle operators and MOT garages follow roadworthiness standards, and provides a range of licensing, testing, education and enforcement services.
Mr Llewellyn was the g roup safety, technical and engineering director for Network Rail, where he led the drive to improve both business culture and safety performance.
Philip Rutnam, permanent secretary at the Department for Transport, says Mr Llewellyn will provide excellent leadership as the DVSA enters a busy and challenging period.
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