Nazir Afzal is the Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West of England and was formerly Director in London. He has advised UK government ministers and trained 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. He is Pro Chancellor of Brunel University and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by the University of Birmingham. Nazir was awarded an OBE in 2005.