Minutes of the CPS Board meeting on 21 March 2014



Alison Saunders (C)
Peter Lewis
Jim Brisbane
Paul Staff
Alan Jenkins
Alison Porter
Derek Manuel
Jeremy Newman


Claire Lindley
Matthew McGonagle
Simon Jeal
Jack Newby
Hiten Chohan


Veena King
Rachel Gough




Item 1: Note of Last Meeting and Matters Arising

1. The note of the last meeting held on 25 February 2014 was agreed.

Item 2: Directors Update

2. The Chief Executive provided an update on attendance at a PAC hearing.

3. The DPP updated on the following:

  • Joint UK and Spanish Proceeds of Crime Conference in Madrid;
  • Bilateral UK/Italy in Rome; and
  • Recent speeches.

Item 3: Law Officers Discussion

4. The Non-executive Directors fedback to the Board on their meeting with the Law Officers.

Item 4: Tools and Skills for the Job (TSJ)

5. Claire Lindley provided an overview of the Directors Tools and Skills for the Job priority.

Item 5: CPS Victim & Witness Strategy

6. Matthew McGonagle outlined the strategic approach of the strategy.

Item 6: Refocusing the CPS

7. Simon Jeal advised on progress and achievements to date.

Item 7: CPS 2014-15 Business Plan

8. Jack Newby presented the Business Plan.

Item 9: AOB

9. Jeremy Newman advised that the Departmental Improvement Plan (DIP) is due for publication on 27 March 2014.

Board Secretariat
Next meeting 20 May 2014