Jessica Matthew

Head of Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety, Department for Transport (DfT)

Jessica Matthew is the Deputy Director for Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety at the Department for Transport. In other words, her role is all about what central government can and should be doing to make the roads safer and advising Ministers accordingly. Prior to this, she held numerous positions in the Department for Transport and what is now called the Department for Communities and Local Government. These have included responsibility for sustainable travel and for boosting the economic growth for cities. She was also once private secretary to Chris Mullin MP, and therefore appears in his published diaries A View from the Foothills.