DVLA Executive Board
The Agency's Chief Executive and Accounting Officer chairs an Executive Board (EB) of six directors and two non-executive board members.
The EB meet 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 deal with operational issues that are escalated to it from the subordinate groups that support it. These groups are accountable to the EB for the delivery of the agency:
- operational key performance measures
- change programme
- procurement activities
- financial performance and forecasts.
In addition, the Chief Executive and six executive members meet formally after the end of each quarter within the financial year to review the detailed financial performance and agree any changes to forecast and budgets for the rest of the year.
The Chief Executive and the Finance and Strategy Director also contribute to the agency‘s business through attendance as observers at the four audit committee meetings each year.
The DVLA Change Portfolio has a Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) with overall accountability for the four core programmes, the projects they include and their interactions with each other. Progress is tracked by the Portfolio Office which reports to the Transformation Director (as Portfolio SRO) and the Agency Change Board each month (see DVLA Change Portfolio).
The individual core programmes each have one of the other EB members as SRO, with direct responsibility for delivery of the individual projects.
DVLA’s Audit Committee supports the Chief Executive Officer with advice on matters of governance and adequacy of controls in terms of operations and risk management.
The EB monthly review of corporate risks provides guidance to managers on how to respond to risks they have identified. The risk policy, generic risks and risk horizon scanning is refreshed annually.
For more information on DVLA governance and risk management visit www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/ara/accounts
Transparency and accountability
Our electronic Business Plan provides monthly/quarterly updates on performance against business objectives. We also publish contract and expenditure details monthly. Our corporate documents now provide more accessible information. For more information on transparency and accountability.
- DVLA Business Plan 2012-13
- Chief Executive message
- About us
- How the Agency is changing
- What we will do
- Sustainability in DVLA
- How much we'll spend and save