Oliver Morley has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Morley will take up the post in November. The current interim chief executive, Malcolm Dawson, will continue as planned in his role until then.
Department for Transport permanent secretary Philip Rutnam said: "I am very pleased to welcome Oliver Morley to the Department. He brings a wealth of experience to this crucial role.
"I am really grateful to Malcolm for the contribution he has made since joining DVLA in May and for his continued strong leadership and direction during this time of significant change for the Agency."
Morley is currently chief executive of The National Archives where his responsibilities include delivering services to the public on site at Kew as well as online to over 20 million customers. He was responsible for refreshing the organisation's digital strategy, as well as for launching new online products like the 1911 census.
Prior to this, Morley worked at Thomson Reuters, with global responsibility for ensuring improvement of information services for customers. His experience combines strategy and operations with a strong understanding of how to deliver the services the public and customers require. He is a non-executive director of the Collections Trust, has received an MBA from London Business School and has also worked in the logistics and technology industries.