NBCPA executive committee member Hiten Chohan has become the first ethnic minority man to be appointed as Directorate Business Manager in the history of the CPS.
The CPS has Business Managers in CPS Areas and Directorates, known as Area Business Managers or Directorate Business Managers. Until now, there has been no ethnic minority in this cadre.
Following a successful interview, Hiten is the new Business Manager for the Strategy and Policy Directorate based in CPS HQ.
Speaking about his appointment, Hiten Chohan, said: “I am extremely pleased to be appointed as Directorate Business Manager for Strategy and Policy. I am genuinely passionate about the CPS – I have been very fortunate to have worked in various exciting HQ and Area roles over the last 17 years. I have worked with some inspirational people across the organisation, and I’m grateful for all the support I have received. I look forward to building and leading a professional business support function for Strategy and Policy.”
NBCPA chair, Grace Moronfolu MBE, added: “We are incredibly proud of Hiten Chohan, our deputy treasurer, who has made history with this new appointment. Hiten has worked hard to carve a career for himself within the CPS, and his perseverance and ambitions are inspiring. His appointment is a win for us all.”
Baljit Ubhey OBE, Director of Strategy and Policy and CPS Race and Ethnicity Champion, added: “The Business Manager is a critical post in the new Strategy and Policy Directorate and will play a crucial role in delivering our vision to increase the influence of the CPS across government and the wider criminal justice system.
“Hiten brings a breadth of expertise to the role, drawn from his experience at both HQ and in Area. His commitment to fairness and the CPS values shone through in his interview and fits perfectly with the Directorate’s ambition to lead from the front on the CPS’s Inclusion and Community Engagement Strategy.