Director / Senior office holders
Director of Public Prosecutions
Lloyd Babb SC was appointed the third NSW Director of Public Prosecutions in July 2011.
Mr Babb was admitted as a barrister in 1995, after having worked as a solicitor in private practice and for the ODPP. He was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in 1998. From 2003 to 2005 he was seconded as Director of the Criminal Law Review Division of the Attorney General's Department and was an Acting Public Defender from 2006 until 2007.He was appointed Senior Counsel and Crown Advocate in 2007.
Mr Babb was a member of the Bar Council of the Bar Association of New South Wales between 1995 and 2000.
Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions
Peter McGrath SC was appointed as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in April 2018.
Mr McGrath 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 was junior counsel for NSW Police during the Wood Royal Commission, and for Corrective Services during ICAC's inquiry into prison informers. He was then appointed a Crown Prosecutor and was with the ODPP for six years before being appointed a Deputy Senior Public Defender.
Huw Baker SC was appointed as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in June 2019.
Mr Baker has been with the ODPP since 1993, when he started as a legal clerk in the Director’s Secretariat. He 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 was appointed Senior Counsel in September 2017 and as the Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in March 2018. Prior to his appointment as Acting Deputy Director, Mr Baker was appearing in the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal. More recently, he has been appearing in the High Court.
Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
Helen Roberts was appointed as an Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions on 10 March 2020.
Ms Roberts started with the ODPP as a Level 1 lawyer in the Advisings Unit over 20 years ago. She then held positions as a Solicitor-Advocate with the NSW Crown Solicitors Office; as the Deputy Coroner for the Northern Territory; and as a Crown Prosecutor with the NT ODPP, before returning to the NSW ODPP. She was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in July 2010. Ms Roberts ran trials in the District Court and Supreme Court for over 10 years, before moving to specialise in appellate work. Ms Roberts has been an Acting Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor since February 2019. Prior to her appointment as Acting Deputy Director, Ms Roberts was an Acting Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor with responsibility for the CCA unit.
Solicitor for Public Prosecutions
Craig Hyland was appointed Solicitor for Public Prosecutions in February 2015.
Mr Hyland has more than 25 years’ experience in the criminal justice system. He has been a solicitor, a manager and a senior executive in the ODPP NSW. He was appointed Solicitor for Public Prosecutions in Victoria in 2009 and held that role until his appointment to his current position.
Mr Hyland graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence in May 1985. He holds post graduate qualifications in Public Administration from the University of Sydney.