Our Senior Management Team

Chief Crown Prosecutor: Kate Brown

Kate Brown, CCP, CPS DirectKate began prosecuting for the CPS in 1994 in Shropshire, moving to Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset. She held a variety of positions before becoming the District Crown Prosecutor for South East Hampshire in 2004.

In November 2006 she was appointed as the Temporary Chief Crown Prosecutor for Dorset and was permanently appointed to that role in September 2007. On 1 April 2011 Kate became the Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Wessex. Kate is also a Crown Advocate.

Kate was appointed as the Chief Crown Prosecutor for Wessex in January 2013. On 5 June 2017 Kate became the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Direct.


Area Business Manager: Karen Sawitzki

Karen Sawitzki, ABM, CPS DirectKaren has worked in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) for over 30 years.

Karen became the Area Business Manager (ABM) for CPS Wiltshire in 2003, for Thames Valley in 2005, and the Senior ABM for the Thames and Chiltern Group in 2007. In September 2009 she was seconded to the Attorney General's Office (AGO) as a Senior Policy Advisor. In January 2010, Karen was seconded to CPS HQ as part of the Capability Review Implementation Programme team. In August 2010 she returned to Thames and Chiltern and was the ABM for CPS Thames and Chiltern. In September 2014 Karen became the ABM in the CPS West Midlands Area. On 5 June 2017 Karen became the ABM for CPS Direct.