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Nazir Afzal

Nazir was formerly Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners in England & Wales. During his 24 year career, Nazir has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country and advised on many others.

Nazir has campaigned tirelessly on a range of issues including child sexual abuse, violence against women and girls, and honour based violence.

He has advised UK government ministers and trains lawyers and judges from other countries. His prosecutions of the so called Rochdale grooming gang, BBC presenter Stuart Hall and hundreds of others were groundbreaking and drove the work that has changed the landscape of child protection.

Nazir is a tutor for several leadership programmes in the public and private sector and has made presentations to dozens of diverse organisations worldwide. He writes regularly for national and international newspapers. He is as a Trustee of several NGOs and is former Chair of the Prince of Wales’ Mosaic Trust. He is Pro Chancellor of Brunel University & Honorary Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire and an Honorary Doctorate in Law by the University of Birmingham.

in 2005 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen for his work. He has also had the honour of being the only lawyer to ever prosecute a case before the Queen.