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DWP’s BPDTS appoints Loveday Ryder as new chief executive

Matteo Natalucci Published 12 January 2018

Ryder, who replaces the now retired Ray Long, will start her new post on January 22


The Department for Work and Pensions’ in-house IT company Benefits Pension Digital and Technology Services (BPDTS) has appointed Loveday Ryder as its new chief executive, replacing Ray Long who recently retired from the Civil Service.

BPDTS is a government-owned company designed to provide a number of the department’s core digital services for DWP digital group. Ryder will start on her new post on Monday January 22.

Ryder joins BPDTS from the Ministry of Justice where she successfully served in a number of senior roles in organisation design, change management and programme delivery.

Before joining the Civil Service in 2006, Loveday worked within a specialist management consultancy delivering business change, performance improvement, and IT programmes in both the public and private sector.

Ryder said, “I am delighted to be joining BPDTS at such an exciting time and am looking forward to working with the board and new colleagues to build on the great progress that has been made during the first year. In partnership with DWP Digital, we will continue to transform digital services so they are quicker and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.”

The chair of the BPDTS board, Claire Johnston, said, “Loveday Ryder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of BPDTS, in line with the business strategy set by the board and the conditions contained in the founding documents of the company. She has an excellent track record and wealth of experience, which I have no doubt she will bring to the role”.

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