DVSA has announced the promotion of former head of planning and performance, Becky Thomas, to director of strategy and policy.
Thomas (pictured) will have responsibility for shaping the strategic direction of DVSA and transforming the services DVSA provides to help improve road safety.
DVSA’s chief executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “Becky has spent much of her career with DVSA and as former head of planning and performance she has a wealth of knowledge and experience of all aspects of our work.
“Having made a significant contribution to the development of our 5 year strategy, this important role brings Becky the opportunity to shape the policies needed for its implementation and influence the agency’s future strategic direction.”
Thomas said: “Our five year strategy sets out what we’ll do to help everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads and achieve our clear vision of safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer journeys for all.
“I’m looking forward to seeing it through to a successful conclusion, as well as planning ahead to prepare for the advent of new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and virtual reality.”
Thomas has been deputising as director of strategy and policy since June 1, 2018 and has been promoted to the role following her recent success in an open recruitment competition.
She will be a member of DVSA’s Executive Committee and her permanent appointment is effective immediately.