The Agency’s Chief Executive and Accounting Officer chairs an Executive Board (EB) of six Executive Directors and two Non-Executive Board Members.
The EB meets formally each month to discuss the strategic direction of the agency and to monitor the achievement of business objectives, including progress against the major change programme for the agency.
The EB also deals with operational issues that are escalated from functional groups that support it. These groups are accountable to the EB for the delivery of the agency:
In addition, the Chief Executive and six executive members meet formally three times a year to review the detailed financial performance and agree any changes to forecast and budgets for the rest of the year.
DVLA’s Audit Committee supports the Chief Executive with advice on matters of governance and adequacy of controls in terms of operations and risk management.
The EB reviews the corporate risks monthly and provides guidance to managers on how to respond to the risks they have identified. The risk policy, generic risks and risk horizon scanning is refreshed annually.
For more information, see our Governance Statement.
David joined DVLA in 2005 as Central Operations Director. He then worked for three years as Corporate Affairs Director. He took over his current role as Transformation Director in January 2012, responsible for the alignment and co-ordination of change to achieve the Agency’s strategic direction by 2022. David has over 20 years business delivery and change management experience in the public sector and has led business start up and merger activities. He has a background in the Whitehall and Brussels policy worlds.
Phil joined DVLA in January 2012 as Director of HR and Estates. Phil was previously HR and Estates Director at Companies House. Prior to his time at Companies House, Phil worked for 17 years within the logistics industry for Exel, WH Smith News and Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn (DHL). He joined Exel originally as a Graduate trainee where he undertook a range of general management roles before moving into HR in 1994. During his time with Exel, he became a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which he upgraded to ‘Fellow’ in 2009. Phil has a wide range of experience across the HR disciplines and has led a number of significant change programmes over the past 10 years.
Since joining DVLA in 1976, Hugh has successfully undertaken a wide range of roles including operations and project management, systems development and testing, efficiency and process improvements and policy. Prior to joining the Executive Board Hugh had fulfilled the Head of Policy role for eight years. During this period, he led the policy team through periods of major change, ensuring the agency’s policies are in line with government commitments and the necessary legislation is changed or put in place to accommodate this. Hugh also takes the lead for DVLA in helping to maintain the productive working relationship with the European Commission and with registration authorities based in other EU Member States. He has great experience and knowledge of the Agency’s culture and business, which he now brings to the Executive Board.
Paul was appointed as DVLA Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2009. He is responsible for all DVLA IT services and development programmes delivered through an internal team and an outsourced contract with IBM. He has a post graduate diploma in computing and spent 12 Years as Head of IT UK and in CIO Roles. Paul is also a member of the DfT senior CIO team and is the DfT lead for Government Data Centre, G-Cloud and Apps store initiatives and is a member of the Government CIO Council.
Ieuan is both a Chartered and Public Finance accountant, with nearly 20 years of experience of leading public sector change and major procurement negotiations. He has been in his current post in DVLA since 2001 and has authored the Agency’s journey from paper to electronic links and transactions. He came into the public sector, initially as Finance Director of a University Hospital Trust, in 1994 having previously been a director in the business and IT strategy consultancy of Coopers & Lybrand. He has Cambridge and Bristol degrees in mathematics and holds a doctorate in Change Management. He was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board Public Sector Committee for 10 years and more recently member of the Treasury Financial Reporting Advisory Board for five years. Ieuan is a member of Companies House Audit Committee and a Non-Executive member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.