Published 20th October 2011, 11:2am
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced criminal prosecutor Trevor Ward to the post of Deputy DPP. This is a new post following the establishment of the Office in May of this year. The Office recently carried out an open recruitment process, and the post was advertised both locally and overseas.
Following an initial short-listing process, an interview panel chaired by Attorney General, the Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC and comprising three senior government officials was convened. Upon completion of the interviews, the panel was unanimous in its view that the candidate with the best range of skills, knowledge and experience required was Mr. Ward. He was selected from a field of four applicants, three of whom were from within the Office and one from overseas.
Mr. Ward began his career as a prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2005, he joined the Chambers of the Attorney General, Cayman Islands, as Crown Counsel. He was promoted in 2007 to Senior Crown Counsel with direct responsibility for all matters pertaining to the Grand Court. In this role, he was required to act as lead prosecutor in complex criminal trials, including murders; and to prosecute appeals before the Grand Court and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. His vast legal knowledge combined with his management skills and experience, will stand him in good stead in his challenging new role.
Mr. Ward is highly regarded as a criminal prosecutor with more than 13 years experience in the region.
As Deputy DPP, Mr. Ward will function as a Deputy Chief Officer for the Office and will assist in the management of the performance work flow and reporting requirements of the Office.