Malcolm Dawson has been appointed as the interim chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Prior to his appointment at the DVLA, Dawson was the chief land registrar and chief executive of Land Registry and has previously worked in a number of roles across government at the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office, HM Customs and Excise and the Ministry of Defence.
Department for Transport permanent secretary Philip Rutnam said: "Malcolm has a strong background in leading and managing organisations across Government.
“This extensive experience will be very valuable at the DVLA as the Agency continues to transform the services it offers to motorists."
Dawson said: "I am very much looking forward to leading the agency and getting to know the staff.
"These are exciting and challenging times for the DVLA as we continue to look at how we can give motorists better, more efficient, digital services at a time and place that suits them."