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New SFO Director David Green

23 April, 2012 | News Releases

Today, David Green CB QC commences his appointment as Director of the Serious Fraud Office.

At the start of his four-year term David Green said, “The SFO is here to stay. It is and will remain a key crime fighting agency targeting top-end fraud, bribery and corruption. We will play our part in maintaining in the national interest a level playing field for investors and the business community. We will work cooperatively with others in the emerging counter-fraud landscape. We will press for all the tools necessary to maximise our impact. The SFO will be tough but approachable. I am delighted to take on the leadership of the agency at this exciting and challenging time. There is much to be done.”

The appointment of David Green was announced by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP on 16 December 2011. The appointment is for four years. He succeeds Richard Alderman.  

David Green CB QC

After 25 years of prosecuting and defending at the Criminal Bar, David was appointed the first Director of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in April 2005 which he headed from its launch until the department was merged with the Crown Prosecution Service in January 2010.

David returned to the Bar in April 2011 where he was instructed in complex strategic export cases and as disclosure counsel in a substantial revenue fraud before being appointed Director of the Serious Fraud Office on 23 April 2012.

He was called to the Bar in 1979, appointed Recorder in 1996 and took silk in 2000.

David was appointed CB in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011.