DVDL deputy is new acting director at DVES

| 02/01/2014

(CNS): Richard Simms has been appointed as Acting Director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES), effective 1 January 2014, following the departure of John Carey from the post as Director on 31 December. Simms has been seconded from Department of Vehicle and Driver’s License (DVDL) where he has been Deputy Director, and his position there has been temporarily filled by  Mario M. Ebanks, who has been appointed as Acting Deputy Director of DVDL, effective 1 January 2014. Both appointments have been approved by the chief officer of the Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Alan Jones.

A release from DVES said that Simms brings a wealth of leadership, knowledge and experience to the post and it is envisioned that he will be a valuable asset to the DVES during this secondment. He will be assisted by the Deputy Director Stephen Quinland.

Ebanks is the current Finance Manager at DVDL, according to a release from that department. During his tenure at DVDL he has been involved in a number of projects assisting the Deputy Director and Director. He has a wealth of experience in financial and other related human resources matters that will greatly assist the department during Simms's absence. 

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