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Nazir Afzal OBE is Chancellor of the University of Manchester, a former Chief Crown Prosecutor and former Chief Executive of the UK’s Police & Crime Commissioners. During a 24-year career, Nazir prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in the country and advised on many others, with a special focus on domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and honour-based violence. He worked personally on the most high-profile cases whilst simultaneously overseeing the thousands of prosecutions each year and is particularly notable for his prosecution of the so-called Rochdale sex grooming gang. Today he sits on the board of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) and is chair of the Catholic Church’s safeguarding agency and chair of the independent review of the culture of London Fire Brigade . His memoir, <i>The Prosecutor</i>, is being adapted for the screen. He Tweets as @nazirafzal