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Anthony Rogers appointed interim Chief Inspector of His Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Anthony Rogers appointed interim Chief Inspector of His Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate


Attorney General Victoria Prentis announces Anthony Rogers as interim Chief Inspector of HMCPSI, effective from February 27, 2024

The Attorney General, Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP, has announced the appointment of Anthony Rogers as the interim HM Chief Inspector of His Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). Rogers, currently serving as Deputy Chief Inspector at HMCPSI since 2020, will take over from HM Chief Inspector Andrew Cayley CMG KC, who will conclude his tenure on February 26, 2024.

The interim appointment of Anthony Rogers is scheduled to commence on February 27, 2024, with plans to initiate the process of finding a permanent postholder in Spring. Attorney General Victoria Prentis expressed confidence in Rogers, emphasising his extensive inspection and leadership experience as valuable assets for leading HMCPSI.

In her statement, the Attorney General highlighted the crucial role played by HMCPSI in driving improvements across the justice system, particularly for the benefit of victims. She acknowledged the pivotal timing of Rogers' appointment and expressed optimism about his ability to successfully lead HMCPSI.

Anthony Rogers brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Between 2018 and 2020, he served as the Head of Inspection at HMCPSI, overseeing inspectors and managing the delivery of inspection programs. His journey with HMCPSI began in 2003 as a business inspector, and he has since played key roles in various inspections, joint initiatives, and thematic assessments.

Outside the Civil Service, Anthony Rogers has a diverse professional background as a management consultant and non-executive director. Expressing his honour at the appointment, Rogers acknowledged the critical moment for HMCPSI and emphasised the importance of the organisation in enhancing public trust and driving improvements in the criminal justice system.

The recruitment process for the HM Chief Inspector position follows the regulations set by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, ensuring adherence to the Governance Code on Public Appointments. Attorney General Victoria Prentis concluded her statement by expressing gratitude to Andrew Cayley for his three years of service as Chief Inspector, wishing him the best in his future endeavours.