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Tribute paid to DVA Chief Executive Stanley Duncan

The Minister for the Environment today led tributes to Stanley Duncan, Chief Executive of the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA), who tragically died in Portstewart on 2 April.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Alex Attwood said: “I wish to express on behalf of myself, the DOE and wider Government our sympathy to his wife, daughters, parents and family at Stanley’s death in such tragic circumstances. He will be greatly missed.”

Stanley Duncan worked in the Northern Ireland Civil Service for 36 years. He joined DOE in 1977, and worked in various capacities including Director of Road Safety, and latterly as Chief Executive of DVA. Colleagues are shocked and saddened by his death.

Alex Attwood added: “I have worked with Stanley Duncan for the last two years and he was well known to my Assembly Colleagues. He knew the importance and value of the work of the DVA, in particular the DVA centre in Coleraine. He was committed to the DVA and committed to the public service.

“DVA is an Agency that thousands of people deal with every week and it has enjoyed very high levels of customer satisfaction. This is due to the quality of the staff and senior management and Stanley’s leadership.”

“I want to acknowledge the work of Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team, the PSNI, Causeway Hospital and Irish Coastguards which all responded to this emergency and worked valiantly.”

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