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DVLA appoints Julie Lennard as interim chief executive

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Julie Lennard has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). She will take up her post on the March 19.

She has been DVLA’s director of strategy, policy and communications since August 2014. Prior to this, she worked at The National Archives where she was responsible for developing strategic policy relationships with senior stakeholders and overseeing Parliamentary and legislative issues.

Lennard has also worked for ‘Which?’ in a range of roles including as a journalist and representing the campaigning organisation to government departments, agencies and other stakeholders at a national and international level.

Department for Transport Permanent Secretary Bernadette Kelly, said: “Julie is an experienced and highly regarded leader in government and private sector with a proven track record in delivering results.

“I am sure Julie’s experience and knowledge of DVLA and its customers will be invaluable as DVLA continues its drive towards becoming a hub for digital motoring.”

Lennard said: “I’m really looking forward to leading the team here in Swansea at a time when the agency is taking great steps in innovative digital services for motorists.”

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