Rebecca Lawrence has announced her departure from the CPS. She will continue to offer advice to the new DPP and CEO during the transition to the next phase for the organisation.
The Director of Public Prosecutions thanks Rebecca for her legacy of skilful, caring and compassionate leadership during COVID and innovation in how we can transform our future service.
"This is a natural transition point for the CPS and it has been a privilege to lead this important organisation. I have been inspired every day by the committed and purposeful colleagues at every level who are driven by the cause of justice to give service at what is often the darkest of times for the people we support.
"I would like to thank all those who have built our partnerships, digital and data systems, and to commend the dedicated professional services teams who work alongside our expert lawyers. CPS colleagues can feel proud of their contribution to improving the performance and understanding of the criminal justice system.
"I look forward to supporting the new DPP and my successor as they take up the helm of this critical organisation."