The Director of Public Prosecutions

Lloyd Babb SC

Lloyd Babb SC

Director of Public Prosecutions

Lloyd Babb SC was appointed the third NSW Director of Public Prosecutions in July 2011. Mr Babb   worked as a solicitor in private practice and for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions before his admission as a barrister in 1995. He was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in 1998. From 2003 to 2005 Mr Babb was seconded as Director of the Criminal Law Review Division and was an Acting Public Defender from 2006 until 2007. He was appointed Senior Counsel and Crown Advocate in 2007. He was also a Member of the Bar Council of the Bar Association of New South Wales between 1995 and 2000. 

 

Kara Shead SC

Kara Shead SC

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

Kara Shead SC was appointed as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions on 30 May 2016. Ms Shead SC started as a 'Summer Clerk' with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1994. She worked as a solicitor between 1996 and 2005 in the Sydney, Parramatta and Campbelltown offices. Between 2002 and 2005, she worked as a Trial Advocate in Campbelltown. She was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in 2005 and spent the next nine years in Sydney Chambers. In 2014 Ms Shead SC was appointed as a Deputy Senior Public Defender. She appeared in the Rolling List Court, the Supreme Court and the CCA. Ms Shead SC was appointed Senior Counsel on 30 September 2016. Ms Shead has appeared in numerous homicide trials, the CCA and the High Court. She has been a Member of the Bar Council and a Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Association of New South Wales. She is presently a member of the Criminal Law Commitee and the First Nations Committee. She is the President of the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors (The AACP).

 

 

Peter McGrath SC

Peter McGrath SC

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

Peter McGrath SC was appointed as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions on 3 April 2018. Mr McGrath SC started his career at the Commonwealth DPP, and from there moved to the private Bar. He appeared as counsel assisting the Coroner, and at Police Integrity Commission hearings. Mr McGrath SC was junior counsel for NSW Police during the Wood Royal Commission, and for Corrective Services during ICAC's inquiry into Prison Informers. He then was appointed a Crown Prosecutor, and was with the ODPP for six years before being appointed a Deputy Senior Public Defender.

 

Huw Baker SC

Huw Baker SC

Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

Huw Baker SC was appointed as an Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions on 12 March 2018. Mr Baker SC has been with the ODPP since 1993, when he started as a legal clerk in the Director’s Secretariat. Mr Baker SC moved on to work as a solicitor and then as a trial advocate in both the Sydney and Western Sydney offices. He was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in 2005, and has appeared in some of our most complex jury trials in the District Court and the Supreme Court and as junior counsel in the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court.  Mr Baker SC was appointed Senior Counsel on 29 September 2017.  Prior to his appointment as Acting Deputy Director, Mr Baker SC was appearing in the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal.