Senior management team

Chris Long, Chief Crown Prosecutor

Chris Long, Chief Crown ProsecutorChris Long is a Chief Crown Prosecutor in the South West Area, with ultimate responsibility for all criminal prosecutions in Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall and Avon and Somerset.

Chris started his career as a lawyer in a general law firm in Kirklees and joined the CPS in West Yorkshire in 2002. He became a District Crown Prosecutor in 2005, responsible for the North East Leeds area, and in the same year he was awarded the Young Achiever of the year in the Yorkshire Lawyer awards. Chris moved to South Yorkshire in 2007 when he was promoted to Senior District Crown Prosecutor with responsibility for the Magistrates' Courts unit.

Chris became a Senior Legal Manager as Head of the CPS for Cumbria in 2009 before becoming one of two Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutors in the larger North West Area in April 2011. Chris has also spent time on secondment as Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for London. In June 2017 Chris was appointed to the post of Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS South West.

As well as personally overseeing cases of the most serious and sensitive nature, Chris has a background of taking significant roles in a number of national projects including leading an internal review into the way CPS handles historic sexual abuse leading to improvements to the service CPS delivers to the public.

Victoria Cook, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

Victoria Cook, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, South WestVictoria Cook qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and worked as a criminal defence advocate in Hampshire, becoming the youngest associate partner in a 16 partner firm.

Victoria joined the CPS in 2005 as a Senior Crown Prosecutor, was promoted to District Crown Prosecutor in 2007, managing the Magistrates court Unit in Portsmouth before taking responsibility for the Crown Court Unit in Dorset in 2009.

In 2010 she gained temporary promotion to the role of Chief Crown Prosecutor for Gloucestershire. Following a CPS restructure in April 2011, Victoria was appointed acting Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South West with responsibility for Gloucestershire and the former Avon area, a post she secured permanently in October 2011. A restructure of CPS South West in November 2014 saw Vicky take thematic responsibility for Magistrates' court work across the whole Area.

She is married and lives in Somerset.

Huw Rogers, Senior District Crown Prosecutor

Huw Rogers, Senior District Crown ProsecutorHuw Rogers is from Bristol and studied Mathematics at Sheffield University before studying law in Bristol and qualifying as a solicitor in 1997. He worked in defence practice, where he was head of his firm's criminal department, until 2004 when he joined the CPS in Bristol.

Huw worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor and Crown Advocate, before gaining temporary promotion as District Crown Prosecutor in charge of the Magistrates' Court Unit in 2012 and then the Crown Court Unit in Bristol in 2013. He was permanently promoted to District Crown Prosecutor in 2015.

In July 2015 Huw joined the South West Complex Casework Unit, and gained temporary promotion to Head of the Unit in November 2015. He was permanently promoted to Senior District Crown Prosecutor in June 2017.

Huw is married with three children and lives in South Gloucestershire.

Rose Farmer, Senior District Crown Prosecutor

Rose Farmer joined CPS as a legal trainee in 1992. She qualified as a solicitor with CPS  in 1994. She worked as a Crown Prosecutor for two years in Avon and Somerset before becoming a Senior Crown Prosecutor  in 1996. In 2001 Rose became a District Crown Prosecutor managing teams across the area before being promoted to Senior District Crown Prosecutor in 2017.

Rose is married with two children  and lives in South Gloucestershire.