Llewellyn has a history of senior roles in national and international safety-critical industries – including as group safety, technical and engineering director for Network Rail.
He has also held senior global roles with National Grid and Anglo American, and has board positions at Biffa and the Renewable Fuels Agency.
He is currently one of the DfT’s (Department for Transport) nominated non-executive directors on the board of the Harwich Haven Authority.
“The professionalism of everyone at the DVSA will enable us to respond to the ever changing expectations of our customers, helping them travel safely every day,” states Llewellyn.
“The work of DVSA and its staff is essential in delivering a safe road network for users right across Great Britain,” comments DfT permanent secretary Philip Rutnam.
“I am confident that Gareth will provide excellent leadership to the organisation as it moves forward in a busy and challenging period ahead.”
Llewellyn is to join DVSA on 14 March, before taking over from acting chief executive Paul Satoor on 1 April 2016.
Satoor is to remain in place at the DVSA as deputy chief executive.