The DVSA has appointed economist Bridget Rosewell as non-executive chairwoman as the agency prepares to embark on a five-year strategy, focusing on value for money.

It said it plans to refocus its efforts on “improving road safety while providing customers with the best possible user experience and ensuring services offer value for money”.

A DVSA spokeswoman said the strategy will involve “exploring options that will enable it to recover the costs of enforcement activity taken against vehicles registered outside of the UK”.

Rosewell (pictured), who the DVSA said has experience in advising private and public sector organsations on large-scale transformation, will work closely with DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn.

She has been a commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission since its inception in October 2015, and is a non-executive director of Network Rail and Atom Bank.

Bridget Rosewell

Llewellyn said: “I am delighted to welcome Bridget to the team at the DVSA. Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we set out on our five-year journey to achieve our vision – safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer journeys for all.”

The agency is planning to begin a six-month trial of its earned recognition scheme this spring.