Minutes of the CPS Board meeting on 20 May 2013



Keir Starmer (Chair)
Peter Lewis
Jim Brisbane
Paul Staff
Alan Jenkins
Alison Porter
Jeremy Newman


Simon Jeal
Nick Hunt
Mark Summerfield
Adrian Foster
Dave Cass
Roger Coe-Salazar
Julie Heron
Baljit Ubhey
Karen Sawitzki
Martin Goldman
Karen Wright


Derek Manuel


Veena King
Rachel Gough

Item 1: Note of Last Meeting and Matters Arising

1. The note of the last meeting held on 26 March was agreed.

Item 2: Director's Update

2. The Director provided an update on the following:

  • Hillsborough
  • Social Media
  • Child Sexual Abuse response
  • Justice Select Committee
  • Victims Right to Review Guidance (VRR)
  • DPP Area Visits

3. The Chief Executive updated the Board on ministerial priorities, focusing on the CJS Strategy and Action Plan.

4. The Board considered the CPS Business Plan.

Item 3: Refocusing the CPS

5. Simon Jeal provided an update on progress.

Item 4: CPS Governance Review

6. Alison Porter presented the final report of the 2013 CPS Governance Review.

Item 5: Q4 Assurance Report

7. Veena King presented the Q4 Assurance Report and invited the Board to consider performance against measures.

Item 6: Q4 Area Performance Review

8. Adrian Foster provided an update on Area performance for Q4 2012/13.

Item 7: South East Performance Report

9. Roger Coe-Salazar (CCP) and Julie Heron (ABM) presented their Q4 performance report to the Board.

Item 8: Thames & Chiltern Performance Report

10. Baljit Ubhey (CCP) and Karen Sawitzki (ABM) presented their Q4 performance report to the Board.

Item 9: Yorkshire & Humberside Performance Report

11. Martin Goldman (CCP) and Karen Wright (ABM) presented their Q4 performance report to the Board.

Item 10: AOB

12. The Board agreed to invite Organised Crime Division to the next quarterly performance Board.

Board Directorate
Next meeting 25 June 2013