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Birth date: 1961/03/20
Birthplace: Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Citizenship: British and Canadian Citizen
Security Clearance: UK Security Clearance at SC level
Blood Group: A +
Academic and Professional Credentials
LL.M, (Chevening Scholar) London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom, 2004
J.D., Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada, 1989
B.A., Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada, 1986
Call to Bar in British Columbia, 1990
Barrister and Solicitor, 1990
Law Society of British Columbia
Canada Bar Association
International Bar Association
March 2010 - Current
Special Prosecutor and Head of Organized Crime
Special Prosecutor Republic of Kosovo (SPRK)
Organized Crime Department
CSDP EULEX Kosovo
I am presently appointed as the Special Prosecutor and Head of Organized Crime with the Special Department Republic of Kosovo (SPRK), within the Prosecutor’s Office of Kosovo. As Special Prosecutor, SPRK, I am responsible for conducting investigations and SPRK prosecutions against organised criminal groups within and outside Kosovo. These duties include SPRK prosecutions against organized crime and the investigation of senior public officials in Kosovo for corruption.
My responsibilities as Special Prosecutor include acting as prosecuting Counsel in all SPRK criminal proceedings against organized crime in the District and Supreme Courts in Kosovo, including the drafting of indictments, main trial hearings, and related criminal process, including any appellate review.
My current appointment is under the authority of the Council of Europe and CSDP EULEX mission in Kosovo and by secondment through the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
November 2009 – January 2010
Counter Narcotics Advisor
British Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan
I was appointed as Special Advisor on Counter Narcotics (CN) to the British Embassy in Kabul and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UKAID in London and was responsible for providing advice and conducting a substantive Review of Counter Narcotics (CN) programs in Afghanistan for the British government, UKAID, UK FCO and others. These duties included a complete review of Counter Narcotics (CN) Strategies in Afghanistan conducted by UK government.
My appointment as CN Advisor was under the UK Stabilisation Unit (SU) and the Department for International Development (DfID).
March 2007 – May 2009
UK Justice Advisor and Prosecutions Mentor
British Embassy Baghdad
Baghdad and Basra, Iraq
As UK Justice Advisor for Iraq, I was responsible for developing and implementing justice reform programs in Iraq on behalf of the British government. My responsibilities included acting as judicial mentor to the Chief Justice in Iraq, senior Iraqi judiciary, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Higher Judicial Council (HJC) and all Superior Courts in Iraq.
I was also responsible for developing and implementing judicial training programs for senior Iraqi judiciary, including judicial training in forensic evidence, DNA analysis and medical autopsy.
As Prosecutions Mentor to the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) in Basra, Iraq, I was deployed to the Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and working directly with the Iraqi police and the provincial Chief Justice in Basra, senior officials in the Department of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Interior.
I was responsible for actively engaging Iraqi police officials and senior judiciary in investigations of corruption and criminality in the Iraqi Police Service (IPS) and the Basra police service. I was responsible for evaluating the progress of the DIA in combating endemic police corruption in the IPS and progress in implementing police reforms within the wider context of justice and security sector reforms.
I was deployed to the British Counsel General in Basra and the British Embassy in Baghdad by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
March 2003 – March 2007
International Prosecutor and Acting Head of Department
Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crimes and Corruption (SDOC)
State Court of Bosnia Herzegovina
In March 2003, I was appointed first International Prosecutor and Acting Head of the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crimes and Corruption (SDOC) in the State Court of Bosnia Herzegovina.
As International Prosecutor, I was responsible for conduct of investigations and criminal prosecutions against organised criminal groups operating within and outside Bosnia Herzegovina, including organised crime groups involved in human trafficking, narcotics, money laundering, financial crimes, bank frauds, counterfeiting, intimidation, homicides, and corruption of public officials and abuse of office.
My duties included acting as chief prosecuting Counsel and responsible for the Indictment and conviction of the former President of Bosnia Herzegovina for corruption and abuse of office.
I was appointed as first International Prosecutor by High Representative for Bosnia Herzegovina, Lord Ashdown in 2003 and re-appointed in 2005.
Sept 2000 – Sept 2002
Office of the Prosecutor
United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The Hague, Netherlands
In 2000, I was appointed legal Advisor to the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) by the Secretariat of United Nations, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (UN ICTY).
As Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor, I was engaged in the conduct of complex investigations and prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity at UN ICTY in The Hague. My prosecution assignments include Milosevic (Bosnia) Indictment and prosecution team.
1991 – 2009
Criminal Justice Branch, Attorney General
Victoria, BC, Canada
I have been a prosecuting Crown Counsel in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia, engaged in major crime prosecutions since 1991.
I have extensive prosecutions experience in Canada, including investigations and prosecutions with the Major Crime Prosecution Unit, in commercial crimes, bank frauds, arson, homicide, undercover police operations and wiretap investigations. As lead Crown Counsel, extensive Supreme Court jury trial experience in high profile prosecutions. I retain all rights of audience in all Courts in Canada as (non-practising) member of the Law Society of BC and Canada Bar Association.
Law Society of British Columbia (Non-Practising)
Canada Bar Association
British Columbia Bar Association
International Association of Prosecutors
International Bar Association
UK Stabilisation Unit (SU)
UK International Secondments Team (IST)
CANADEM Roster of Experts
Scholarships and Awards
2010 CSDP EULEX Kosovo Medal (Kosovo)
2008 Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal (Iraq)
2007 Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Bosnia)
2003 LSE British Chevening Scholar for advanced legal studies
1988 UVIC Davis and Company Scholarship for legal studies
I am a British and Canadian citizen working exclusively in justice reform in post- conflict countries (Iraq, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan) during the past 15 years.
Recent appointments include secondments with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Council of the European Union, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) and others.
Implementing Justice Reform and ROL Projects
In early 2007, I was appointed as UK Justice Advisor in Iraq for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, working with the Ministry of Interior (MOI), senior Iraqi judiciary and police.
I was assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Basra and working directly with the Iraqi police and senior officials in the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and the Ministry of Interior. In that capacity, I was responsible for actively engaging Iraqi police officials and senior judiciary in investigations against corruption and criminality in the Iraqi Police Service (IPS) and the Basra Police Service. I was responsible for evaluating the progress of the DIA in combating endemic police corruption in the IPS and DIA progress in implementing police reforms within the wider context of justice and security sector reforms.
This work required building partnerships with leadership within the Basra Police and IPS, senior officials in the Ministry of Interior and DIA police, and working with senior Iraqi judiciary and the provincial Chief Justice to develop a comprehensive approach to security sector and justice reforms - within the context of endemic police corruption and criminality in southern Iraq.
In 2008, I was assigned to the British Embassy Baghdad as UK Justice Advisor working with senior Iraqi judiciary on judicial reforms within the Iraqi Courts. This work required evaluating justice reform progress and working directly with the Chief Justice and senior Iraqi judiciary on reforming criminal law and procedures in Iraq, with particular focus on increasing capacities in investigations, criminal procedure and evidence, security sector reform and critical Court reforms.
Judicial and Prosecution Mentoring
I also have significant experience in developing, planning and implementing justice reform programs in post-conflict countries. My particular interest is in planning and developing and implementing judicial training programs for police, prosecutors and senior judiciary. I have worked with senior officials within the Ministry of Justice, Higher Judicial Council and with Chief Justices in post-conflict countries. I wish to further develop my knowledge and skills in assisting post-conflict countries in the advance of the rule of law and justice reform – this work is now my focus and profession.
In Iraq, I was responsible for designing judicial training programs, including training in forensic evidence, DNA and medical pathology and mentoring senior Iraqi judges in Basra and Baghdad. I gained significant justice reform experience in Iraq and satisfaction assisting in the advance of the rule of law in conflict regions. I find this work to be extremely fulfilling both professionally and personally.
I have valuable experience developing and implementing security and justice sector reform (SJSR) programs in emerging democracies and post-conflict regions and post-conflict countries, including the Middle East (Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan), Eastern Europe (Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia Montenegro and Kosovo) and South Central Asia (Afghanistan).
This experience in designing, evaluating and implementing justice reform programs includes recent assignments in Iraq with the UK Foreign Office in the Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and at the British Embassy Baghdad.
In 2009, I was working as UK Advisor on Counter Narcotics with the British Embassy Kabul in Afghanistan working on evaluating CN programmes and critical reforms to CN programmes and strategies in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Previously, I have also worked closely with several international actors, countries and agencies (United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada, US, AUS and UK military, the Office of the High Representative (OHR), UN, EULEX, EU and EC) in SJSR in post-conflict countries, including Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo and Afghanistan.
I was called to the bar in Canada as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1990. I have acted as prosecuting Crown Counsel for the provincial Attorney General in Canada for 14 years, including serious prosecutions in the Major Crimes Prosecution Unit.
In 2000, I was appointed Legal Advisor to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands.
In 2003, I was appointed the first International Prosecutor in the Special Department for Organized Crime and Corruption (SDOC) in the State Court of Bosnia Herzegovina. I was re-appointed through to 2007.
I am currently appointed as Head of the Organized Crime Department in the Office of Special Prosecutions Republic Kosovo (SPRK), with EULEX Kosovo. My specific prosecutions expertise is in the investigation and prosecution of organized crime, economic crimes and corruption in post-conflict countries.