Our Senior Team
Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside
Martin Goldman studied for his law degree at Dundee University before going on to complete his Solicitors finals at the Chester College of Law in 1987.
He completed his articles in his native Liverpool, qualifying as a solicitor in 1989. Martin then joined CPS West Yorkshire as a trainee Crown Prosecutor, becoming a Crown Prosecutor in 1991. Following a promotion in 1998, Martin became the Head of the Leeds and Wakefield Criminal Justice Units in 2000. He became Chief Crown Prosecutor for Cleveland in 2004 before, in 2007, becoming head of CPS Direct, our national out of hours service which provides telephone advice to police on charging. CPSD staff handle over 3,000 out of hours calls a week. In 2010, the CPSD model was rolled out across the CPS to provide daytime charging advice on the telephone.
In April 2011, Martin was appointed Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.
Barbara Petchey, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for West and North Yorkshire
Barbara graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1985 and joined the County Prosecuting Solicitors Department in West Yorkshire. When the CPS was set up in 1986, Barbara transferred into the Service as a Crown Prosecutor.
Two years later, Barbara left to work as a defence lawyer in a solicitors' practice, returning to the CPS after three years. A number of promotions followed with Barbara leading teams of prosecutors and caseworkers. In her last post in Leeds, she was responsible for a team of 163 staff and had overall responsibility for 40,000 cases a year.
In 2007 Barbara left West Yorkshire, moving to Humberside on promotion to Chief Crown Prosecutor. Barbara led the Humberside Area which is responsible for all criminal prosecutions throughout East Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and Hull. In April 2011 Barbara became Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside.
Barbara has two grown up children and enjoys a busy family life.
Gerry Wareham, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for South Yorkshire and Humberside
Gerry Wareham joined the CPS in London as a caseworker in 1986 and was called to the Bar in 1988. He worked as Branch Crown Prosecutor in 1996.
In November 2000 Gerry became head of one of the northern branches of the Casework Directorate in York, and as such managed a team of lawyers and caseworkers responsible for the review of some of the most complex and sensitive cases within the CPS. Gerry was the lead CPS lawyer for the prosecution following the Selby train crash.
Gerry was appointed Chief Crown Prosecutor for Cleveland in October 2007 where he led the area until taking up the role of Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside. Gerry now leads South Yorkshire and Humberside and is responsible for the CPS handling of Violence against Women, Hate Crime, Victims and Witnesses and the digitalisation of CPS systems within the Area. At a national level Gerry also takes the lead on CPS liaison with British Transport Police.
Michael Quinn, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for the eastern side of West Yorkshire
Michael graduated in law from Birmingham University in 1985 and was a partner in private practice running the Criminal Department before joining CPS in 1993. He was promoted to District Crown Prosecutor in 1999 when he managed in both Crown and Magistrates Court Units and qualified as a Crown Advocate in 2005.
The Local Criminal Justice Board appointed Michael as the Project Manager for implementation of the simple speedy justice initiative (CJ SSS) for West Yorkshire in 2007. The following year he was promoted to Senior District Crown Prosecutor working in Bradford until January 2011 when he moved to Leeds.
Michael is married with 2 children.
Jan Hills, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for Humberside
Jan studied law at the University of Lancaster graduating in 1986. Jan started her career in private practice and, still in touch with the University, she was asked to talk to students at a career fair. There she met the Chief Crown Prosecutor and was offered a job in the CPS.
Jan moved to the Crown Prosecution Service to complete her training and worked in Lancashire until 1999 when she moved to CPS Humberside.
Jan became a District Crown Prosecutor in Hull in 2003 working on both the Magistrates and Crown Court teams. In 2008, Jan moved to North Yorkshire before moving back to head up the Humberside team in 2012 as Senior District Crown Prosecutor.