Congratulations to NBCPA member Grace Ononiwu CBE, the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) West Midlands region, on her appointment as the third Director of Legal Services at the CPS.
Grace has served as the Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) of the CPS West Midlands region since June 2014 – the first woman and African Caribbean to hold this post. In April 2005, she was the first African Caribbean to be appointed as a CCP in CPS history when she took up role of the Northamptonshire CCP. She was also previously the East of England CCP.
In her new role, along with Directors of Legal Services Sue Hemming and Gregor McGill, she will provide legal leadership across the CPS and ensure that high standards and CPS values are met across the organisation.
Grace Moronfolu MBE, chair of the NBCPA, said: “I am delighted that our former chair Grace Ononiwu CBE has been promoted to the role of Director of Legal Services. Grace is one of the most inspirational women I know, and I’m pleased that she has been recognised for her output, effort and excellence. In her new role, she will contribute a clear vision to the CPS of the future and reassure ethnic minority communities that they are represented at the top and have a seat at the strategic table making a difference.”