Former NBCPA chair named one of UK’s most influential black people

Grace Ononiwu, CBE, OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) for CPS West Midlands, has been recognised in the Powerlist 2020.

Former NBCPA chair, Grace Ononiwu, CBE, OBE who is the Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) for CPS West Midlands, has been named one of the most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage in the UK.

Grace, who has served as the CCP for CPS West Midlands since June 2014 and is the first woman to hold this post, was recognised in the Powerlist 2020 published by Powerful Media. She oversees CPS West Midlands and is responsible for all the prosecution decisions and conduct of cases.

She recently received a CBE for services to law and order from Her Majesty The Queen and she received an OBE in 2008.

NBCPA chair Grace Moronfolu, MBE said: “We are so proud that Grace Ononiwu’s efforts are recognised outside of the criminal justice system. She is an excellent lawyer who deserves this recognition. She is a great mentor and role model to so many of us and we couldn’t be prouder of her.”

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