Nazir Afzal OBE
Nazir qualified as a solicitor after studying law in Birmingham and worked in private practice until he joined the CPS in 1991. He began his CPS career in central London and has prosecuted and advised on many high profile cases, including the Rochdale sexual grooming cases in 2012. He is the former Chief Crown Prosecutor (CPS) for the North West area. He was also Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. Nazir was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Birmingham in 2014 and is currently Pro-Chancellor at Brunel University, London.